Monday, May 30, 2011

Playing with fabric

I am going to be watching Bella for the next seven days, so I won't have a bunch of time in the studio.  I have been working hard to get all my blocks made for the various guild blocks I said I would make.  This is my stack of 28 mock log cabin blocks for the guild bee.  The only thing I have left is to start on the mystery quilt.  I have not decided on fabric for that one yet. 
Speaking of fabric, I decided I wanted to play this afternoon, so I made some fabric.
The second May BOM for 15 Minutes Play is a pinwheel block, and I decided to make my spokes blue.  I started piecing scraps until I got enough to put an 11" x 11" block together.  After I got this made, I thought I might like blue and orange spokes instead, so I made some orange fabric.
I cut the blocks to five inch squares, then sliced them diagonally to create the spokes.
Now, all I have to do is piece it all together.  I do love working this way.
I hope everyone has been enjoying a great holiday.  I will blog when I can over the next week. 
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Anonymous said...

I'm just beginning to get the hang of this "made" fabric....I enjoy looking at what you have done! This is just beautiful!
Jacque in SC

Sarah Craig said...

That pinwheel is very cool - so dynamic and alive!!

Carol G said...

I like the blue/orange combo! Wonderful idea for using scraps.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I like the cool warm colors of your block! works really nice! Enjoy Bella!

rubyslipperz said...

What FUN-FUN blocks these are!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Love all your blocks! it was great to be greeted by all the star fabrics! Have lots of fun with Bella. It wont be long before she'll be old enough to have sewing days with you.

Tom Willa said...

Love the warms and cools together.