Thursday, January 3, 2013

Remembering how it works

When I cut units for my new project, I cut enough extra to make a practice block.  I think it was good idea. I spent several hours today reviewing how to sew set-in seams and now I just about have the hang of it. The next blocks shouldn’t take as long to make (I hope).  As a bonus, I have a fun scrappy bonus block.

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After finishing this block I toyed with the idea of mixing up all my prepared units to make all the blocks scrappy, but I chickened out. The blocks for the runner I’m planning will be much more matchy-matchy, most with only three fabrics.   The exuberant block above will become a little wall quilt though.  I have a small bit of wall that is just calling out for it.

5 comments:

  1. That block is gorgeous! It radiates joy! I don't know what you have in mind, but a whole totally scrappy quilt from those fabrics would be one happy quilt! I love it! ---"Love"

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  2. I love the scrappy star!!! It will make a wonderful wall hanging - it's so much fun to see something bright on a wall. I can't wait to see your match stars! I've never made those and don't have any desire to do so right now, but maybe someday in the future.

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  3. I love that! How did you do it? Pattern? Special ruler?

    Liri

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  4. I love the scrappy practice block! Clever how you did the image like a polarid. Your blog header looks terrific too!

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  5. That block is wonderful! Keep practicing and you'll have a whole quilt! But I'm curious how the matchy stars will look too so I hope you can share soon!

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