Three things to be happy about:
(1) costume parties
(2) paying it forward
(3) fried apple pies
Looks like my x and plus blocks have been x-d out - again!
I found this small 12 x 12 container of black and white strips that were left over from something I made some time ago; why did I put them to one side?
I'll either use these now, or put them into my 2-1/2" strip bin!
And look at my bin of black and white fabrics that I've been collecting, I need to use some of these up!
I searched Quilter's Cache for two blocks that could be used together, and was inspired by a 9" block named "Passamaquoddy Trail" that I thought would look great in black-and-white, neutrals, with one more color (Marei, can you guess what that color is??).
The block has a 9 patch unit and ... something else...
I biggie-sized it to a 12" block, so I can make them faster!
I made 9" long rectangles of black-and-white strings and strips for the middle part of the block...
I pieced the strips together side-by-side, then sewed the wings on by using a template drawn onto phone book pages.
My first challenge was sizing that middle strip, so that the edge aligns with that black square on the 9 patch block...
Close, but no cigar; I think it passes the 50 foot test!
So this is what I've done so far, laid out in no particular order.
The 9-patch and alternate units are sewn into pairs, but not into the full 12" blocks yet.
If I hadn't sewn the unit pairs together I'd try a different layout...
...but it's not worth unsewing and fiddling with - I just want to use some of my black and white fabrics!
That's it for now, enjoy this last Thursday in the month - where did October go!!?
Sew forth and sew on til later