The Hopscotch blocks I’ve been working on are hanging out on the design wall. Every now and then I shift some blocks around and let it sit some more. Eventually I’ll stop fiddling and be ready to set them together into the top. Do you fiddle like that? Or are you bold and just lay them out to your liking the first time and sew them right up?
Meanwhile, I decided to play. I have a favorite block book and sometimes I like to just flip through it and try something out just for fun. This block had four patches in the corners and I swapped them out for nine patches instead because I liked the way the sashing then blends in to make “t” shapes where the sashing meets the middle row of the nine patch.
It would probably look better with fabrics with a bit more contrast, but it was fun and might actually turn in to something someday. Or not.
I also played with this fun little block.
Lots of squares and just a few triangles. Because the book only has drawings it was fun to puzzle out the most efficient method to piece. Cutting individual squares is not fun for me. I love strip piecing. I’m also thinking that if the blocks were sashed with a dark cornerstone, that something fun might happen with the triangles in the corner.
And because I have no willpower, I decided to join Pam Buda’s pocket patchwork project. She’s posting a 4 1/2″ block pattern each Friday for five weeks. It’s a surprise what they will be and what they will turn into in the end. Here’s the first one:
I’m using up my 30′s reproduction scraps and some kona snow for the background. Hopefully with just 5 blocks to sew I won’t get behind and will end up with some blocks for a teeny baby quilt to donate.
I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced, take a look over there and see what others have been creating this week.
- – marcella