Sunday, September 11, 2011
Spring has Sprung and my garden grows
These blocks are so much fun . I spend quite some time going through my fabrics looking for shapes that reflect the design,
In the first photo above i was so pleased when i found Kaffe's Dahlia exactly mirrored Kim's oval bloom.... co-incidence or deliberate, i felt as if i had just solved a secret puzzle. The little circle is not quite the shape in the pattern, but this lozenge seemed just right for the spot. Because it was all looking a bit "matchy matchy" i used the yellow fans.
With the placement of the fabric in the lower picture i found using a light box very useful as i wanted to use the red tulip fabric as the t calyx or sepals of the flower and to have it cup the spotty petals.
I have now made a big roll of sashing and think doing it this way ensures each sashing strip is random. Its amazing how they complete the blocks, can't wait to start joining them together.