Saturday, February 14, 2009

Strips & Blocks

I spent quite a while choosing fabrics from my stash for the bushfire appeal quilts. I also have Mum’s stash here to use. She can’t see to sew anymore because of Macular Degeneration, so she concentrates on knitting instead, which is really her first love.

Here are some of the strips.

green purple strips

yellow strips

pink blue strips

I absolutely love the scrappy look & the blocks on Jan Mac’s site look wonderful but when push comes to shove I just don’t seem able to achieve the look. I started out by laying random strips together & they just looked awful so I’ve agonised over each block trying out lots of combinations until they looked ok.
If I did this again I would cut longer strips.

blocks1

7 down, lots to go :-)

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