I have been sewing on these blocks this morning. I am enjoying how the plains (solid bright fabrics), make the plaids sort of sparkle more!! I need to cut more, having sewing all I have cut out for now. Each block only has five seams, and all the points seem to be coming together well, and kind of mindless...I like it, LOL!
And another plaid block...just playing with ideas, here!!
With all the plaid trimmings, I made a hot-pad...I like the round shape! I found out the bias strips are the only solution to make the binding lay flat, the piece being round and not square. Just right to sit a hot pie on, or something yummy!!!
I had the great pleasure of caring for a vet in our hospital...the VA just did not do anything for him, and in desperation, he and his wife came here. A young kiddo to me, he has lived through experiences from several lifetimes worth of trauma in war. Open heart surgery is no joke...and yet when he woke up? Polite, "yes ma'am, no, ma'am, please and thank you" I just loved him and all his family. All in the Army, helicopter pilots, and paratroopers. What a great honor and pleasure to care for him!!!