Saturday, April 2, 2011
We had to use the three Mark Lapinski fabrics (green, purple -- even though it looks blue, and deep red) and then you could add up to 9 fabrics (I think). It's so fun to have the big 'reveal' and see the patterns, colors, interpretations. I was lazy and only took a pix after we had put them all up to admire but you can see how different they were -- and even those that were similar, "felt" different b/c of the fabrics that had been added.
This is Blanche Young's technique which I had been wanting to try and I ended up buying her book from Half.com. Her instructions are flawless and if you don't miscut, you will have sufficient fabric to make a pretty good size quilt. I mis-cut and had to beg, borrow, and order fabric but that's another story for another day. She works in segments of strata rather than in the loops which terrify me when I think of the risk of mis-cutting or not staying straight. I'm not sure which is faster -- there's a lot of sewing (and for me, pinning) in each quilt b/c of the number of squares. These blocks finish at 2.5" so they are pretty good size.