Monday, October 18, 2010

Test Block

I let myself be distracted from hand quilting this weekend and cut into my turquoise fabrics.

I got a fair amount of cutting done then made a test block.

While this Thimbleblossoms pattern, Picnic Rollup, was my inspiration, I am constructing my blocks a little differently from the pattern.  The pattern calls for a jelly roll and the instructions were probably designed to get the most out of your 40 strips.  But I am using fat quarters and scraps and found my piecing method works better for the fabric I have on hand. 

I plan to use solid white for the sashing but I need to get fabric for the borders, backing, and binding.  Oh goody, a trip to the quilt shop!

1 comment:

Thelma said...

That first test block, always so much pressure, the expectations are high, but it's usually the most fun block to make.

You know me, why follow the directions when a better method or combination is calling your name!

I love your first block, it did not disappoint!