Tuesday, March 15, 2016
(MUCH prettier in person! Light turquoise, dark blue/black!) Blahhh beige on Design Floor! LOL
Easy to piece! I'm aiming for 30, 12 inch blocks, altho I only have these fabrics for 20 blocks - oh well, I'll think of something. Thank you to Fons and Porter and YouTube for this great video.
For info ... Youtube, Fons and Porter, Bento Box. Their example used many colors, but all of similar values. You use whole strips (WOF), and all pieces for each block are cut from each pair of strips. So you would use 30 pairs of strips for 30 blocks. These are 2 1/2 in. strips, but I think other sizes would work. I'm not sure if a scrappy palette would work. ?? The video gives you sizes to cut.
This is what I did (suggest). Make the block in quarters. I made one quarter at a time - could not do much chain piecing - I got mixed up, sidetracked, interrupted and ended up pressing wrong way. I think my mind wandered because it's so easy. (That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!) Pressing is THE key to success. Note that each quarter block is mostly light or mostly dark. If the quarter block is light, press ALL seams IN. If the quarter block is dark, Press ALL seams OUT! (Do not consider the old adage of "press to dark"! ) It goes together like a breeze.