I'm in two different Birthday Clubs and Broken Wheels is my block of choice - maker's colors of choice on a neutral background. If I also make 2 blocks each month in RSC colors I should have enough blocks for a large quilt by year end.
36 Little Lozenges (Bitter Pills)
These finish at 2 x 4.5
I've been making them since last year and finally decided to take count. I have 4 piles of 100 (50 with black corners and 50 with white corners) and one pile of 80 and a few extras to boot. I think that should be enough for a 50 x 70 quilt (if I calculated correctly for a layout 25 x 18).
I forget how many of these little 5 inch Monkey Wrench blocks are in this quilt. I miscounted twice.
I made blocks in the RSC color of the month every month last year. I used scraps in the designated color plus a lighter, usually neutral, scrap for the HSTs and then picked through the 1.5 inch scraps for the rest of the block.
I didn't do any fussy cutting but it's kind of amazing what will show up in a tiny 1 inch center square.
I think I need this kind of quilt during the long dreary days of winter. This type of quilt, lots of different fabrics and different colors, works as a great anti -depressant. It also keeps us warm since our house is heated by wood heat which sometimes goes out in the night.
I quilted it on my DSM with spirals in light green machine quilting thread. The spirals don't really look like spirals in this picture now that the the quilts is washed and crinkly but that's what the quilting is supposed to be - spirals. And a colorful quilt needs a colorful backing and binding.
I can now check another UFO off of my list!! Wooohoo!