Friday, October 19, 2012

Strip and Slash


This is a Split 9-Patch project from Jackie Robinson, called Strip and Slash.  This finished block is small, about 3.75 finished.  But it sure uses up ANY fabric, lights and darks.  I would do it again, but with larger strips, even though I know the larger strips would not blend so nicely. All the lights are sewn together into a rectangle and then cut diagonally, then the darks are sewn together into a rectangle and cut diagonally, then the two halves are sewn together, and all the seams match butt up perfectly.

There are 120 blocks in the above (unsewn!) project, with one left over.  8-)  I sure hope I can get some of those seams together nicely!  Despite all the various colors, it turned out a lovely steel gray-blue. 


9 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Whoa... that is a small block! I do love the finished product... and what a great way to use up the smaller scraps in the bins!

Saska said...

Small is right! I like it...I could do that, but it would have to be 2.5" strips!

Cyn ;-) said...

Love it! I might be dense this morning, but I don't see a rectangle... what am I missing? Sure looks great. I love scrappies.

Carol said...

I took this class from Jackie at the Houston Show a few years ago. It was a bit tedious but fun. I never added to mine but now this makes me want to. Yours is great. And Jackie is a great teacher if you ever have an opportunity.

Janet O. said...

I really like the resulting quilt, even if I, too, don't understand the rectangle reference.

Angie said...

I love this---I don't think I've seen this before. :)

LC said...

Way cool! You are very good with contrast!

Pokey said...

You have done a wonderful job here, amazing with such tiny blocks! I appreciate your contrast and colors, too ~
:-}pokey

Chell said...

Really like the look of that quilt....I may try to make a bigger block.