Two weeks goes by pretty quickly and today Brenda has the second block in the 2013 Just Takes 2 Schoolhouse Quilt. She also has instructions for a second schoolhouse block with a background strip dividing your block a little bit from the schoolhouse. It's similar to the block I used several years ago when making my blocks but with improved roof and background sections.
I was going to do a second tutorial for you on this new schoolhouse but the only thing you need to do different is sew the white strips to the top and left side of your little quilt block before continuing the tutorial.
You sew the red strips on each side of the schoolhouse door and across the top the same as shown in the tutorial but instead of sewing a background strip on the right side of the door unit you'll be adding your little block with it's dividing strips already sewn on the top and left side.
We hope you'll post your completed blocks on the Just Takes 2 blog/site. We love to see what you're doing and hear about your quilt making journey. If you want to see some of the JT2 Schoolhouse blocks sewn together check out Jeanne's quilt in the Photo Gallery.
Because the majority of my schoolhouse blocks are already sewn together I have time to work on some other projects. Do these look familiar to you? They're Dear Jane triangles! I've been working on the last group of them needed to finish the Baby Jane quilt I started in 1997. Don't you think it's about time? What in the world do you name a quilt that's taken you over 15 years to complete? I'm open to suggestions.
I've also been working every day on folding my stash to better fit the shelves in the fabric room. I've come to admit I'm a "fabric collector" and proud of it! There are many pieces I'll never, ever use but they are beautiful and I'm happy just to have them on my shelves to look at every once in a while.
If you think those empty slots in this fat quarter cabinet mean I'm in need of fabric, think again! It just means I haven't emptied the storage bins that move fabric back and forth between Grand Rapids and Traverse City.
I have three great big piles of fabric I'll either put in the Online Store or list on ebay as part of the destashing that took place while I was folding.
I have a Midget Block pattern to finish from Monday and a Sally Post Floral Sampler block to post too but I'm looking forward to the weekend and putting together some new shelves and finding a little time to stitch. I hope you'll be able to do that too.
Head over to Dear Jane and get today's blocks. You're going to love the great fabrics Brenda is using for her blocks. Makes me think about starting another quilt for sure!