Friday, December 09, 2011

Fooling around some more - 6 strips

Yesterday I made one set of strata, consisting of 6, 1 1/2 in. (cut) strips and came up with the interesting block at the top of the photo, posted yesterday.

Today I cut the rest of the same strata and instead of sewing the blocks one at a time, I mixed up the pieces and look what happened?  Yikes -- this is interesting!  So, if you did ALL the strips the same, for the entire quilt, you could get this look.  I'm sure I haven't invented anything new, but it's new --a nd fun -- to me! 

However, I MUST clear the decks, and put this away, in order to get to sewing Step #4 of the Quiltville Mystery.  My strips are ready to go!

9 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

The bottom one is the basis for the quilt Hidden Wells which Mary Ellen Hopkins sold a pamphlet for back in the early 1990s. It's a lot of fun to make.

Lynn said...

Pretty cool.

Nancy said...

I like it and can see how it would be fun to play with the technique.

Janet O. said...

I like this--very interesting pattern.

Lindah said...

I don't believe I have seen that last block. I like it. Very nice.

Shari said...

You definitely have something very interesting going on...

SubeeSews said...

WOW! I love the effect you got. It looks like a "manly" type quilt which are so hard to find and make.
I must try this. You are like a twin to me. What you make I want!
XOXO Subee

skye said...

Ooooh! I love the look of that, Elaine! Great discovery!

Patricia said...

It is the Hidden Well Quilt Block! You can do a LOT with it depending on your fabric choices.