(1) the newspaper's fun stuff
(2) watching DVDs all afternoon
(3) Ferris wheels at sundown
'Scuse me while I run upstairs to take a count ... I'm back. There are a total of 71 blocks, with the paper still attached.
I want to make a full size quilt but I don't think that's quite enough, so I thought - stars and stripes! I'll make wonky stars and alternate them with the stripes, how kewl is that?!
I cut nine 4" squares for the background, then I cut four more 4" squares and cut them once on the diagonal to make the points. After sewing the points on at an angle, I trimmed the square back down to 4" then sewed the 9-patch block together in rows.
I made one test block with white background and colored/patterned points, and one exactly opposite - colored background with white points.
What's your opinion on which one to use? White background/dark points...
or dark background/white points?
If I go with the dark background, each star will be a different fabric, but the fabric will be the same within each block. I'm sort of leaning towards the one above, because the string blocks are mostly dark. What do you think?
Here are the two test blocks:
Sew forth and sew on til later, have a great Thursday!