Neapolitan blocks are finished!

Woohoo! I finally finished the blocks for my Neapolitan quilt. There are only 16 blocks so it shouldn’t have taken me so long, but those odd shaped triangles in the corners were a real challenge. I think I’ve worked out the best way to do them, and I’m pretty excited about writing the pattern. The blocks don’t even begin to give you an idea of what the finished quilt will look like, because it’s all about block placement. That’s one of the things I love about Log Cabin quilts – because they’re split diagonally, light and dark, you have so many ways of assembling them, and you create completely different looks just by rotating blocks.

Neapolitan blocks

Now I need to get the blocks sewn together, the borders attached, and the whole thing quilted. I have a Little Gracie II frame so I can quilt it fairly quickly, but I’m a little nervous about the quilting design. I’m not experienced enough to do anything too intricate, so it will be an allover free motion pattern. I’m thinking leaves, or maybe leaves and strawberries? Any suggestions?

The neighbor’s neighbor is having a rummage sale right now and they have a couple of old wooden chairs out there. I want to check them out, see if they’re old enough to justify sticking in our backyard. We’re trying to add color, and I suggested to Mom that we add some painted birdhouses, signs, furniture, that sort of thing. But we want to do it CHEAP!

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