Saturday, April 2, 2011

Playing with strata


I had so much fun yesterday, I wanted to play some more today.  This time, I grabbed the left over strips from the Nature's Choice fabric I cut the other day.  I made some strata, then sliced it all at angles.  I also added some Hawaiian fabric scraps for color.  Once I played around with it and pieced this 14" square fabric together, I asked myself  "What if I .  . . . ?"  So, I sliced 2 1/2" from each side, the top, and the bottom.  Then I added a 2 1/2" inner frame of cream on cream flowers.  I made the cut strips longer and added them to the outside.  Now, it is a 17 1/2" square.


I have some gray I can use for the next border, then a wider border of the Hawaiian print.  I think I am going to grow this one to be a lap quilt.  I am so glad I discovered  15 Minutes Play. I love that I can use my scraps in a way that is unique to me.  It also pleases me to use as much of my fabric as I can.  This is all very good.

11 comments:

Melinda said...

Very nice - I will be interested in seeing what you do next.

Sandy said...

I really like that!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love seeing your play! It looks fabulous!!
I like how you mixed the grays with light and darks and can still see the cream
Inner square... Great eye with color Miki!

Nifty Quilts said...

Great use of grey with the Hawaiian prints! I love how the block looks with that inner border.

beth anderson said...

Love your colors. Adding the Hawaiian print was a great idea. Good idea of the inner border. I love watching everyone play

Mary-Frances said...

Great block Miki. Look forward to the next addition.

QuiltSwissy said...

What fabulous color! I do like the way you have used the neutral fabrics but mixed them with bits if color. This will be fabulous to follow along with! go go go!!!

glen

sheila 77 said...

That's a lovely block made from the play fabric. I totally agree with your last four sentences.

CharlotteP said...

Lovely, unusual mix of colurs, Miki...you have a great eye for colour!

Cathy said...

Miki, I really love your blocks. They are beautiful. Hugs

The Scrappy Bee said...

You did a great job of making a great block from leftovers. Yes, is great to know that all those leftovers can make it into a quilt. Keep on playing. Bonnie