Welcome to Treadlestitches!
How are your RSC blocks coming along?
It's the last week of dark blue for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I got my hsts done, and some of them use strips I cut from scraps I bought at the museum sale in June. It's fun to use new fabrics, no matter where they came from!
Speaking of scraps, these are my dark blue small scraps and strips, plus a couple of orphan strip sets. I used them to make these ...
hearts! We're getting close to the end of the RSC year, and I think I finally have a plan for the heart blocks. They're only 6 in. square, but I should have enough of them to make a good sized baby quilt.
I've also got a plan for my ice cream blocks, seen here in shades of dark blue. I'm calling them blue berry and/or plum, with stars or sprinkles or swirls. Mm, ice cream. Just what we need on a hot summer day.
When my mom was here a couple of weeks ago, she and my husband and I spent a lovely Saturday at the Art Institute of Chicago. I of course took photos of art that inspired me as a quilter.
This is a fireplace screen, made of mosaic tiles. Check out that border!
The carvings on this antique chest look like quilting lines to me.
This one even has stars!
Lastly, returning to the blue theme, is this chocolate jar. Chocolate definitely deserves a beautiful container. It's one of nature's miracles we sometimes take for granted.
I think I need to get some chocolate ice cream!
Have a great weekend, and a lovely week ahead, with whatever treats you like best.
Cheers for reading,