Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WIP Wednesday Week 16 - Slice and Diced and Done! (nearly)

Well I finished the above green block yesterday for the centre of my slice and dice quilt top. I didn't do it the way as my tutorial as I didn't want 9 blocks, just one! I just cut out bits of green scrap and placed them over a blue block for a rough guide. Lucky with this style of block, being accurate isn't quite a necessity! My kind of quilting! So after I finished the green block, the rest of the quilt came together really quickly. I added a sashing of 2.5 inchs of white around the sides of the blocks in the centre and then 3.5 around the outer boarder. All in white, but it has a very faint white on white dot print, a lakehouse fabric, quite nice this print, bummer I only have a scrap of 30cms left now from 2 metres!

So I have it all ready to sandwich here. The blocks ended up being 8.5 inches too, just the right size. Am thinking of a little star in the centre of each block. A wonky star of course!

Other news, I have just listed some new fabric in the Humming Mini Shop. Do not look if you are on a fabric buying ban though!

6 comments:

AJ said...

That came together quickly Helen...blue and green my favourite!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow it's stunning. Amazing how just the right colours can make it pop. I think you making only 8 blocks was a happy accident...it's much more effective with that green block than if it had been blue.

Little Munchkins said...

Too late Helen. I had a look already ;)

upstateLisa said...

I would love to see and know how you make a wonky star, Helen. I haven't had much luck yet and it ended in nipping my finger so I would love to see what others do.
I am banning myself! :-)

Leah said...

The colour combination really sings Helen! You're so talented. The green in the middle is PERFECT.

Vicki W said...

That looks really cool!