I must admit, it was a bit difficult to slash my blocks. I just could not roll my rotary cutter across the fabric with reckless abandon. More deep breaths and I finally just did it. I had originally intended to sew all my four blocks into one large block. However, I thought that I would give Victoria a choice - one large block or two blocks. Plus more quality slashing time. :)
FYI - I did not use Victoria's phone book paper method of piecing. With the first two blocks, I began with four patches, as I said earlier, and just added bits and strips, trimming as I went. On the other two blocks I began with a piece and randomly stitched on other pieces. After I slashed and added the black strips, I added whatever pieces I needed to sorta square up the blocks. I hope these will work out well for you Victoria. Please let me know if they will work as shown or should I do more, or maybe try making another block or two? I am not very satisfied with my results. I keep thinking they need something. . . . . . . . .
These are perfect just as they are! I prefer having a bunch not square, it will make it more fun and interesting to put together...
I often make my blocks without paper piecing. I have found though from others they like the paper piecing as it keeps them on guide with their size and shape...
The other way also, of using a 5 sided shape, (like a crazy quilt block) is also a nice way to start...
How ever you get to your process is fine, and part of this process... often we find other tricks and ideas as we go along... well done!
Funny! I made my blocks without paper too! I find it easier to finish the block. In some of them I did not even start with the five sided block.
Had to rebel a bit!
The blocks are looking sparkly!
they look just fine. I started with paper, but the small stitch length made it fall off, so I just kept going with the crumb method where you keep adding to the side.
Whatever works for you. these are only suggestions that help you get started... Everyone will find their own path... Have fun!
Great fun! They remind me of liquorice allsorts :D
The dots on the selvage strip led my eye straight to that cool kangaroo....Delightful!
I really like the illusion of a block in there with the four patch. hmmmmm. Mind is turning.....
Yes, they look great - love the four patch...and the kangaroo!!
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