Tuesday, February 17, 2009

jenny's block

One more block finished!
We were asked to stick with a log cabin sort of theme on this one. Wonky was also a suggestion. Wonky makes me nervous. I nearly paper pieced this which sort of negates the whole point of a wonky, improvisational block. Doing several smaller blocks that I joined together instead of a larger single block calmed my nerves.
Here's a rejected one that I'm hoping she can use on the backing. It felt too large in the middle and the other pieces got too narrow. I would have lost a lot of the edge pieces when I cut it to size for the block above. (This is why improvisation with limited fabric makes me nervous.)

I'm liking the little miniquilt that came out of this challenge. Tilt your head to the right when you look at the first picture. I think I like it better oriented that way.
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Lynn said...

It looks beautiful! I actually really like the "reject" one. Great job!

be*mused jan said...

I'm glad you posted it! I saw it in your hand yesterday and I meant to get a closeup look but then when we did talk later, I forgot to have you dig it out.
I think it looks wonderful. Lucky you had enough fabric to make 5 blocks since the first one wasn't to your liking. (I agree.)

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I like the reject one the best! I think grey and red is the new brown and blue, so you are right on the cutting edge of color trends.