Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Sailing into Summer
Well, it's not summer here in Finland yet, but I'm being optimistic. I really enjoyed the explosion of spring in Scotland and England last week. It was a rather dreary May Day here in Vaasa, but the hours of darkness each day are certainly waning!
Lappvärk is organizing a challenge for Mother's Day (May 13th this year here in Finland, just like in the US) with the theme 'mor' (mother). I'm making a wall-hanging for my mom with fabrics we bought together at Le Rouvray in Paris in December 2005. So far, I have one block done! (Luckily, I'm only aiming for 7 blocks, so there's still hope I'll be finished by Sunday!) This seems to fit well with Judy's May Quilt for an Hour challenge, as well.
The pattern is called 'petits bateaux' (small boats) and I've been lurking on this French blog for a while with this project in mind. The finished block will be 7.5" wide. I thought about paper-piecing or foundation-piecing, but decided against it. It's really just an old-fashioned pineapple block in a hexagon shape.