Sunday Stashdown & Color Monday

After an accidental* two-month hiatus from my city sampler blocks... I'm back at them! I've moved on to the "rectangles" section of the book at this point, and find that I'm enjoying it more than I did the "crosses" section. I find that these ten blocks came together quicker than the other blocks have... and I'm already halfway through the section! These ten blocks also mean I'm one quarter of the way through the 100 blocks. Woot! (Of course, I feel like I just jinxed it and life will rear up and force me to back burner this for another two months. And so it goes...) 

* By "accidental," I mean "this is what happens when snow days and vacation days and work projects get in the way of my crafting time!"

And without further ado... my blocks! As in the previous posts... my squares are on the right, with the sample squares in the book on the left. 

Block No 16 : Gridlock


Block No 16 : Gridlock

Block No 17 : Red Stripe{s}


Block No 17 : Red Stripe{s}

Block No 18 : At the Corner of Purple and Plum... 


Block No 18 : At the Corner of Purple and Plum... 

Block No 19 : Cherry Pop


Block No 19 : Cherry Pop

Block No 20 : This Way or That?


Block No 20 : This Way or That?

Block No 21 : A Peek of Purple Paisley


Block No 21 : A Peek of Purple Paisley

Block No 22 : Flip Flop, Polka Dat


Block No 22 : Flip Flop, Polka Dat

Block No 23 : Checkered Up


Block No 23 : Checkered Up

Block No 24 : Purple Rain


Block No 24 : Purple Rain

Block No 25 : The Green Grass Grows


Block No 25 : The Green Grass Grows

It's so fun to see them all stacked up like that... complete with names! (Even if some of the names still need some noodling.) 

And since I've now got a quarter of the blocks under my belt, this little pile was calling to be laid out on the floor. I spread out some of the felt from my design wall and just threw them down, pretty much following their numerical placement. It's just for fun... when I'm going for the final placement, I probably won't group them all like this! It is fun to see them all though! 


As the second half of the title alludes, I'm linking up with Jennie for Color Monday again! The prompt this week was "Spring!" and while spring has technically arrived, this is what our hike looked like this past Saturday:

Sooooo, yeah. Not really spring here yet. (This is New England after all! We attend May weddings and graduations in snow sometimes!) In fact... I don't think we actually had a "spring" the past couple of years. We seem to be going from frigid gray winter days right to blisteringly hot summer days with a few nice days in the middle. But I'm all for daydreaming about it... And spring means rain and dandelions to me! (I know... I'm so odd! But it's always the first thing I think of!) 

And it also means pretty flowers! (And rain, of course!) 

Happy Monday!!