June is Marit's month in Ringo Pie and her theme was 'In the Summertime.' The bar was raised high at the beginning when Corey posted a super cool traditional electric fan block and it continued from there so it has been a challenging month to come up with something. Ayumi sent me this You Tube clip of Kumiko Fujita and it starts off with her stunning Subway quilt and that is where my idea started.
What I like most about summer is the light. Living in the south west of the UK is good for light , we get a generous amount of sun, and mid summer has such long days. I can't take lots of heat and my skin is pale and burns easily so I am not a sun worshipper but I love being out in the shade or sewing into the evening with the late orange glow coming through.
This block is quite straight forward, I sketched it out on graph paper first to get the shape and the strip widths. The cutting that took the longest time in the whole process. The back is an interesting view with the light streaming through. I used to make tiffany style glass light catchers and it reminds me of those.
Mid week, hold on in for weekend x