Sunday, September 30, 2012

Three more blocks

I made two more of the Grandmother's Choice blocks for the batik set.  The first one is Grandmother's Choice.
The second one is Union Square.  I am not sure how long it will take me to make the next two.  I may get started tomorrow on them.  Given that it took me a week to make the sunflower one last time, who knows what will happen this time.
I also made another set of wedges for my octagon quilt.  I realized that when I looked at the other quilts made in a similar style that the strings were all more or less the same width.  My  scraps don't come that nicely.  I am lucky to find pieces long enough to eke out eight wedges, so I have decided to go with the kaleidoscope look in each block, with each one being very different from the others.  The one thing I will try and do is have one solid, or reads as solid, string in each block.  In the first two, that happens to be the widest piece.  I don't know if that will always be the case.  I am not sure how I am going to put this all together yet, so I am just making wedges at this point.  I would enjoy avoiding y seams if possible, but I will cross that road when I come to it.
For now, joyful quilting everyone.
 
 

4 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice... it will be interesting to see how long your 2nd sunflower block takes...

When you sew together your octagon wedges, don't you sew four together to make 2 "sides"... and then sew the two sides together?

sheila 77 said...

I prefer the kaleidoscope effect and happily it is also easier. Your two blocks above it also look good with their minimalist colouring.

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful blocks. I like that you used visibly different widths in your kaleidoscope block.

Venus de Hilo said...

I like the varied widths in the Kaleidoscope blocks, too. It will add a lot of motion and interest to the finished top.