Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PLAY!: act 1, scene 5

I pulled these 2 "nasty" prints out of my bag of scraps. I would never have purchased these for my own use; I don't know which I like the least! But, moving forward, I looked through the bag and chose a few prints that might work with the 2 "nasties".
Cut and sewed
cut again
added a stick
then another...this stick took on a life of it's own!
Had another go, using the same fabrics. I like this block a little better, but...
when I turned it on an angle...
Now this I like! Can anyone tell me how I put this into a square block?


Shine on!
Kelley

8 comments:

Miki Willa said...

Love the colors you put together. The fabric is exciting when mixed with the others. If you want it into a square, just add triangles to the sides. I am not sure if this was what you were asking for.

alibobbles said...

lovely colour combination, make some scrappy material with the leftovers and use this for your triangles.

Nathalie said...

You could cut the first block diagonally and put the triangles on the sides of your second block to square it up if you wanted. These look great

The Scrappy Bee said...

Fabuloso, you have tamed the beasts. A great challenge for yourself.

Chris said...

Hi Kelley~Way to go on trying new things! One way to make your block into a square is to add half-square triangles. There are lots of sites with instructions on how to do the math (like this one http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/08/03/quilting-tips-setting-triangles/ ). Make sure to cut the triangles big enough! :) Then, center the long side of a triangle on each side of your block and stitch. I love Nathalie's idea too - if those triangles aren't big enough - add more fabric! Enjoy~

Nifty Quilts said...

Love it! Those primary colors always ring.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love the colors together! I can see your playing! What if what if what if...
slash it up? cut again? sew it a back together?
I like the play! not sure what your aiming for on making it a square... A bigger square?

Kelley said...

All these ideas! I want to keep the diagonal view the focus-it looks better to me that way, but I need to "square it up", so I can join it to other squares/rectangles. I think the triangle idea might do that; I'll try it this weekend and see how it goes. Thanks again for all your encouragement!