Wednesday, January 22, 2014
So the title sounds morose, but this mini is anything but! Using the tried and true Broken Herringbone tutorial by Anne at Play Crafts, I (temporarily) left the black and white behind in favor of rainbow blocks ala Molli Sparkles. I chose pretty much all bright jewel tones of magenta, purple, green and blue and sashed them in white. It was pretty fun to shop for fabrics in my stash and I loved creating a bit of an "I Spy" in each block.
I spy...some fruit and fowl.
I spy...Aladdin's castle and Belle's bicycle.
I spy...snips and shells.
All those straight herringbone lines needed a bit of softening up, so I quilted it in one continuous spiral from the center.
It got bound with some Comma in black.
So what's with the extra herringbone love when I've still got a top unfinished? Well....I've been given the opportunity to teach a class featuring this block at the fabulous Quilter's Way in February and wanted to create a few extra samples to show just how versatile and different these blocks can be. I'll be making a few more little pieces in the next month, but this is the sample that will hang in the shop to advertise the class. Hopefully enough people will be inspired to sign up and make it happen - I can't wait to give it a try!
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