I have been making slow but steady progress on my Scrap-A-Palooza Sampler quilt.
I had a total of 5 blocks finished when I shared it last. I have now been focusing on filling the four spaces in the corners. And because I want to play with color on this project, I search my scraps for some really pretty teals!
This was the first block I finished. I wanted all four of these blocks to be visually "fat" so they balanced really nicely with the previous "thin" chain blocks I had made. I also wanted each block to darken in color as it worked out from the center.
To change the size of the center block, I decided on this block next. I think this block is probably one of my favorites.
I made the third block just by changing the half square triangles in the corners into squares. It was nice finding a home for some of my batik scraps.
I ended up making three more blocks until I arrived at this churn dash variation. By the end of the night, I was a bit frazzled - probably why the block is so cockeyed. Incorrect math, bad fabric choices and poor workmanship plagued my other attempts at this fourth block. It is still probably my least favorite but my teal scraps were coming scarce and I was getting tired!
Here is what they look like all together. I really liked it so I decided to just go ahead and sew it together into one piece. With all the corner pieces all different sizes, I knew I was going to have to add some sashing. I decided on a thin 1" wide strip with chartreuse solid corner stones.
Now that is is all sewn together, I can bring it out of my cave-like sewing room and get a better photo.
Now it is time to start planning the next set of blocks. I am thinking more chain (like) blocks that fade from blue to purple.....What do you think?