here they are just the dark ones and they were fun to make. I looked through the scrap bins of black, gray, and brown to pick these
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here are the tiny hst's from the current blocks, nothing done with them yet
This has been a good project for the year's focus. It provided me with not only a way to showcase color each month, that didn't take big decisions, but a small creativity exercise each time to use the tiny cutaway waste half square triangles. What more can you ask from a block ?
the design wall is overcrowded... I like the way the uneven log cabins look around the endless star blocks so I can't move those yet... and the flying geese are waiting for some detailed filling in work
so I had to enlist the aid of my portable design wall to show you the blocks. I also asked my assistants to hold up a star ornament I made
I tried three widths of strip to start with, and like the 1.5" size best for this. I also first tried fusing the strip closed before stitching over it but it's not needed, just press the fabric to enclose raw edges, stitch closed, then start the weaving. The paper there is the folding template.
I made some Christmas fabric masks... and started gathering blocks from old holiday quilting magazines to make a stairway banner.
I've already been considering next year's blocks... it's a great way to not only use scraps but to have something to do each month, like sourdough starter kind of. A jumping off place.
I wanted some more clips but they seemed expensive til I found this set on amazon. Terrific colors and size for all kinds of uses.
watching on youtube:
I loved all the containers and organizational way this woman had of keeping her supplies
I finished my orange endless diamond block and am working on the lime green one now
|pattern is found HERE|
that about wraps up this week's sewing adventure!... onward in creativity!