Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blocks



It took me 2 and 1/2 hours to make the fabric quilt block above. It was my second attempt at a log cabinish, wonky block. The first one I put together was too busy, so I plan to cut it up and reuse some of it in future blocks. I like this one much better. This time I had the right tools-- a large mat, rotary cutter (love it!), and an acrylic ruler. I wish I had a sewing room or studio! My dining room is a mess.

I learned that I need to clean-up and keep things tidy as a go (this is the way I like to cook, too). I started out with too much on the table, so I was constantly rearranging things or moving things.

The inspiration came from some knitted log cabinish squares that I have been making (still working on the second one). I chose the colors from looking up at evergreens against the sky while I walk.



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3 comments:

jacquie said...

i think this block is simply stunning! you did a wonderful job. i could see a whole quilt in these fabrics. I think the simple/minimal look that you achieved is so appealing! i know what you mean about a mess...i've been getting my sewing room in shape as well as getting stuff off the bed and out of my hubby's office...i tend to spread and the mess is all over the house.

Jen said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Did you see the finished quilt on the Mason Dixon page today? I can just imagine yours laid out with these simple, natural colors, and maybe even the knitted version folded up at the foot of the bed!

mrs. misenar said...

i am LOVING these! very cool...