Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ribbons?

I stole 15 minutes to play this afternoon.  a new idea popped up while I was working on another project and I wanted to work it out on a smaller scale.  Of course it took more than 15 minutes, but boy am I glad I played.  I'm still feeling out my new machine and getting into a groove after being away from my sewing room for 2 weeks, but this was good.  I like how these turned out..

I started with 9" blocks and added in strips, turning clockwise each time.  I think I like the look of the thinner strips, but I want to make some more and play around with color/print choice and different widths.  My original ribbon project is a mammoth 60"+ square, and I think 9" blocks may have been too small to start with.  I think i'm aiming for a 15" finished block.  Gotta keep playing...
(*subconciously influenced by Bonnie's blocks, apparently :) )

12 comments:

CharlotteP said...

Those double crosses are fabulous, Jessica!

Lisa said...

Looks great! Very fun.

Brenda said...

I like it! great idea!

Miki Willa said...

I like the way you create a sense of depth using two different color modes - one for the first go around, and another for the second. I am going to have to try this. Thanks.

beebee said...

Love it. I gotta try this

Mary-Frances said...

Your blocks are so fun! Thanks for sharing this..must give it a try as well!

kasthurirajam said...

wow....beautiful!

Alexis said...

Love the colors & depth!

Helen said...

Really like the woven look you've created. Especially the thinner version.

Lisa said...

These look great, really light and I like the lattice effect.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Terrific job. I really love the look you've got going on there. I must give this a try.

Jorie said...

Oh I love these! Great job