Two different greens were used for the wedges. I cut two on the grain and two are not on the grain (the one o'clock position and the seven o'clock position). I think this adds interest and movement.
Simple but effective!
Fabrics don 't have to match - in fact I think it is better if they don't match but they do have to "go".
Another simple block but the hub cap in the centre adds spice!
The blue and white stripes are exciting!
Another compound hub cap in the centre of this block.
Love, love, love the striped arcs on this one. I think the wedges look like spinning propellers!
I like to shop at Fabricland and today they had a members' sale. Everything was 50% off the regular price. Who can resist that kind of sale. Certainly not me! So I was able to purchase some fabric for a demo I have planned. I want to show you how I cut the patches for my quilt Mom's Flower Bed.
Mom's Flower Bed
All of the little stars were cut from a single fabric. The first few were fussy cut one set at a time but there were problems with that approach:
- it is very slow cutting them one at a time,
- the fabric starts to look like Swiss cheese,
- it wastes fabric because there are sections that are just too small to use and
- the blocks start looking the same.
So this is the fabric I will use to demonstrate my technique. In the picture it doesn't look particularly beautiful but just wait until we start cutting!
There are some really pretty little bits and I think that the stars (or hexagons) will be very attractive when assembled! There are some lovely greys, golds, rusts and periwinkle blues in the print and the curvy vines will add movement to the blocks. The background is a buttery cream - very rich looking!
Until I post again, happy sewing!