Praise !

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm slow to catch on.......


.......to some of these internet quilt designs.
I see this one all around, but didn't realize how fun the piecing was when you do it the 'modern way' !   As a quilter of over 25 years' experience, I naturally looked at it as small squares and strips.  Only when I visited the tutorial at Cluck, cluck, sew that is linked to in this post, over at Heather's blog, QUILT OR STITCH, how about both? did I learn the updated version. 
And it's so much more fun.  Just choosing two coordinating fabrics at a time, I cut them out, switch the middles, stitch them back together and, voila ! 
And as you can see from my blocks, you can change the width that you cut from each side of the block, and it changes the whole look of the block.  This layout started with 9 3/4 inch squares.  Some have been cut at 3 1/2 inches in from the sides, leaving a little square in the center, and the others were cut at 2 1/2 inches in, leaving a large center square.  I trimmed mine up to measure 8 1/2 inches (8 inch finished blocks)   I like the look of them mixed.
I don't know how many I'll make, but I'm having fun playing with them.

3 comments:

  1. Love it! I've been planning to do one, I just haven't got it going, yet. Don't you find it so relaxing to do this sort of project after one like your last one?
    Good to see your friendly hi at my blog, too!

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  2. I love the colours so cheerful,this is one that I would like to have a go at.
    Happy quilting.
    Georgie x

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  3. oh goodness i love these!!! i have an idea that this might be in my future. i love how you changed around the sizes of the centers. i have some christmas fabric this might work on.

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