1. Cut a bin full of darks and lights. I have a cute plastic tray that fits them nicely, as you see in the middle of this photo. When I started Allietare, the bin was full, and now it is getting low, so I guess it's time to cut some more.
Then when it's row piecing time, I piece the pairs into quartets, and make four quartets per row. I add one extra light to one of these quartets. Then I piece two dark trios, and do the final assembly. This prevents me from having to recount how many I have piece into a row, as I did on my first five rows.
I was too tired to press and assemble these rows. I can only blame the fatigue on my decision to dust the living room and tidy up a bit there. (Long overdue, believe me). So now it's time for coffee and a cookie and maybe some handquilting downstairs til it's time to cook dinner. I'm hoping we see a few flurries tonight, it's been a snowless winter thus far.
My friend Moira over at the quilted snail has designed another lovely block for a block contest. Her block is done in those lovely fairy frost fabrics. If you have a moment and love the design as much as I do, please give her a vote here
BEFORE I FORGET!
Here is her contest block. Visit her blog for more info and to browse her other patterns and creations.