Saturday, May 03, 2008
Outside the Block
As promised, here are the first blocks from my new book. They are very easy to do but the fun part is picking the colors. The two on the far left are the first ones I did. The bottom one has not enough contrast between the centre and first border. The white dot fabric on the top one just doesn't work for some reason. In real life, I like the orange one best, probably because the orange fabric is hand dyed and is somewhat mottled. Eventually, there will be plain setting blocks all the same color but with some lines going through them. They will probably be off white or some sort of yellow. I may have to do some dyeing to get the color I need. The blocks are all 6.5 inches square. They look wonky because they are not all sticking to the design wall properly.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to do some free piecing. This is only one of several blocks she uses. I had a hard time deciding which one to do first.