It has been horribly smoggy in Beijing recently in the build up to the APEC conference. Now that the conference is on, the skies are blue and high and the sun is unhindered so the temperatures have been just a smidge warmer during the day.
I was at a conference myself over the last three days and somebody coined the phrase “APEC blue” which describes the sky colour but also has quickly come to mean something or someone that is a bit manufactured or contrived and certainly not the real thing.
Anyway, while the smog has been edible and the idea of blue sky was a fantasy, I started making another quilt.
I created a very small block with which I want to create a very big quilt. I am a bit partial to the shabby chic look and found a nice FQ bundle that was quite low volume and had nice pinks and greens – it’s called Elegant Julia Rose by Quilt Gate Fabrics.
Right now, I am just finishing cutting the pieces, so this a mid-process post.
Here is the pattern of the block – 6 inch by 6 inch ( 15cm x 15cm), which of course could easily be much bigger. These are quite rough and I did make adjustments, especially to cutting pattern, as I went:
I plan to construct the squares in two ways – pink squares with green strips and green squares with pink strips. Other than that, I don’t want a terribly obvious pattern.