I am using the streak of lightening setting which is used in this old quilt:
|From book: New Jersey Quilts 1777 to 1950|
But I'm using the cake stand blocks that I have from a recent exchange. For this quilt, I needed 110 blocks, and 10 half blocks, and the exchange gave me 72 blocks. Thirty five extra blocks were done factory assembly line style, and I felt like a factory worker. I prefer to work on two blocks at a time, and complete them, pet them, admire them, and then start the next two. But the assembly line process is definitely faster. I took the old Singer 404 with me on the trip to visit my sister, and finished the blocks in the hotel room, a la Bonnie Hunter.
Three blocks in the sawtooth star vintage quilt have a yellow background, and I like the pop of color they give the quilt, so I made three cake stand blocks with yellow background:
Can you find them on my quilt on the design wall?
I had a wonderful time with my sister in Michigan this weekend, and she really likes the quilt I gave her. It fits her bed perfectly.
I'm heading over to Design Wall Mondays at Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are doing. Join me? (Here)