Sunday, November 21, 2010

30-Day challenge, days 4-6

humming right along...
Day 4: Light blue.  New technique: slashing.  I also tried adding some "larger" sized scraps.
Day 5: White.  New technique: I made two blocks and put them face to face, drew a line and stitched on either side of it, then cut it apart (the same way as if you were making HSTs).  Not so sure how I feel about it, but I thought I'd let it go and see where the challenge takes me.  I also felt more comfortable about using larger scraps.  So comfortable that i even threw in some of my favorite scraps (meaning this will have to turn into something of value some day..)

Day 6: Purple.  New technique:  more slashing, and I actually set a TIMER for 15 minutes.  Haha, when it went off I was no where near done playing, but I let myself stitch for 10 additional minutes and then stopped. 
I took everything else off the design wall and this is how the challenge blocks look so far..

9 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

I do love these monochrome blocks. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

I do love them too! Looking forward to more and more. I've got a stack that of "monos" I made a couple of years ago. You've inspired me to dig them up and play some more

Lisa said...

Such a busy girl! I do love the way these look. I am going to have to try a few of these myself. Happy sewing!

QuiltSwissy said...

oh, I can feel myself lusting after those blocks........bring them closer, my dear.

glen

Alexis said...

Oh my gosh, those look fantastic! I do hope you are making a whole rainbow!

The Scrappy Bee said...

These a really great. Love the idea of monoblocks. Your 30 days are going to be a lot of fun. Bonnie

Encyclopedia said...

I must say...what makes this the most interesting...besides seeing all of the wonderful blocks and skills...smiles...its the "wheres waldo" game i play...okay in english...Its the what fabric have i used game...and i see quite a few oldies but goodies in this one...smiles...lovely...

CharlotteP said...

Great blocks, Jessica...you already have the makings of a lovely quilt...30 days... finished?!!

beebee said...

Great blocks....Can't wait to see how the quilt turns out!
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