this block will be easily recognized by many...it's 'beaded lanterns' by christaquilts...a freebie on the internet. her block measures 6x12" but i've downsized it a bit and final finished size is 4.5x8.5"....i'm calling it 'blue lanterns'.
i've about 1+ yards of the gray print so uncertain how many blocks i'll make...ming tsai, the boston chef, has 2 restaurants--blue ginger and blue bamboo--perhaps he will establish another and call it 'blue lanterns'? i just made one block to get the measurements right....maybe before vacation i'll get all the pieces prepped....lots of different blues of course as the stash is overloaded with them! the september mini is basted, too!
lots of people seem to be downsizing. when i was forced out of my little house, i was fierce and now miss some of the things i jettisoned. since then i've lived in far too many places, certainly not by choice, only feeling at home in a very few. so it is with this senior complex, definitely NOT my idea of home at all. perhaps the next place will be...or perhaps i'll never have home again. i keep hoping as there is something to be said for the comfort of home, an oasis, a sanctuary, a place that fits, to claim and belong.