as I always say, little scraps create beautiful quilts and life's little moments create a beautiful life.
I love black labs... dogs...
kitsch from the 50's and 60's
color and pattern
and have learned a lot while making octagon quilt blocks, and am now more than halfway through making them.
|pattern source missour star quilts|
when I got the idea of making a fussy cut quilt like the one in the pattern, it quickly became a slower project with fussy cutting Christmas prints from my stash, and finding fun scraps for the joining strips. In my mind I saw the fussy cut centers like they looked on the design wall...
but to keep them like that I'd have to use one solid fabric behind each of them, and what fun would that be for someone like me who loves variety and color?? I was surprised that the pineapple like design took center stage when glancing at this. Joy reminded me the centers still run the show but you have to be closer to see them. The blocks go together to be 60" then borders are added. A great cuddle size!
For the RSC blocks this month, I'm using dark neutrals... neutrals this time mean dark backgrounds!
I made three blocks (cut 5" squares, RSF, measure over 1 1/8th inch from top right
measure over 1 1/8th in from bottom left, connect the dots and cut on the diagonal
keep pairs together and stitch on straight sides, open and then connect 3 pairs to make the hexi, which is about 9" across as a block.
I will show you close ups of these and the one pink one I made too... now I have 30 blocks and don't know how I'll set them yet because the design wall is busy at the moment (!)
Setting blocks can be stressful to me, so I'll do that after the Christmas quilt is finished. Plus my back has really been bad and interrupts my studio time... I did learn I liked one fabric strip on all four sides of the color pineapple area. Learning anything is good, right?
happy sewing y'all