On a previous post I had a link to Patchwork of Mini Grey for making this wonky block. It’s hot here in Michigan and I decided to take my own advice and go downstairs and sew where it is cool. I found that this block is a great way to use up your stash. I looked at all my fabrics, asked what I had the most of, and pulled nine different blue fabrics together. Then I cut a 10-inch square from each fabric. (A layer cake would have been wonderful.)
Fellow quilter Rosie teases me about my patchwork. She knows I am not fond of it, mainly because I am not good at it. So, Rosie, I hope you are reading this because you will be so proud of me. I made these blocks all by myself.
My blocks trimmed up to be 9 ½ inches square. I don’t know why Helen's were only 7 ½ inches. I also don’t know how she got a different fabric in each square. I tried. I even took out some squares and re-sewed them but never did manage to figure out how to have nine different fabrics in each block. I think I got mixed up when I sewed, then ironed, then re-stacked and cut. Maybe next time I will first number each fabric. Then when I do the “shuffle” each time before I cut, I will know what square to put on top. Do you think I could get the different fabrics in each square if I did that? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I love small pick-up projects during this time of year. I can take them with me and sit on the deck and sew. Barb of Bejeweled Quilts has a link to Homeberries. You’ll love all the free stitchery patterns.