I am still busy working away on my three sets of alphabet blocks with Temecula Quilt Company. I was hoping to finish up through the letter "I" this week but I got a bit sidetracked by a new project.
Hard to believe, huh!?!
I have been giving some thought to how I want to finish each of the sets and I started setting the blocks for the black and gray set. I have a drawer full of odds and end solid pieces so I thought I would incorporate them somehow.
First, I surrounded a block with a 3.5" strips of a single fabric.
I decided I wanted to make these blocks "wonky" so I got out my 8.5" square ruler (the cut size I want for the block) and taped a 4" piece of paper (the finished size of the letter) to the center at the angle I wanted each letter. I can then just line up the paper to the inner letter and trim - I will have a uniform slant to each letter. I just have to flip the ruler to get the block to angle in the other direction.
Great little trick huh!?!
I have one block finished and hope to work on some more this week. Not sure yet how I am going to finish out the other sets yet but I will certainly share once inspiration strikes!
But that wasn't what really distracted me this week. I finally found some inspiration for the airplane quilt I have wanted to finish up for months. I found this great paper pieced block and made a stack of planes in red and blue. I love it when a stalled project finally gets kicked into gear and you have a plan! I hope to have a finished quilt to share with you next week!
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