There have been some great blocks made so far this year. You can check out what we've been up to here: http://www.15minutesplay.com/
There are two quilting bees going on at the same time, the one I belong two is the Scrap-Bee. We have to use "made" fabric in our block, so unlike many quilting bees, there are no requests for any traditional type blocks, like say a log cabin block, or sawtooth star etc.
I've had red and white quilts on the brain for some time now, and thought it might be fun to put a modern/liberated twist on a classic look. Here's what I came up with.
|The final block. Each one will be different of course, and that's part of the fun, seeing how everyone interprets the instructions for the block.|
|I began with a 6 1/4 inch square of phone book paper for my foundation and a pile of red scraps.|
|I placed my first piece of fabric on the paper (you can place it anywhere you like).|
|Added a second piece of fabric over it, right sides together of course...|
|...and sewed them together. When I use paper as a foundation, I always change my stitch length to a smaller stitch. It makes tearing off the paper when I'm done that much easier.|
|Continue adding fabric until your paper foundation is covered. Trim off the excess fabric, using the paper as a template.|
|Here are my two pieces, ready to carry on...|
|...add your white fabric, sew to one side.|
|I didn't like how wide my white fabric was, so I place the other red piece on it at an angle and the sewed it together.|
|Voila! Here it is, pressed, trimmed to size (it's now a 6 inch block) and ready to go. I think I may even make a white block with a red slash just for interest and well, just to be contrary too I guess! :-)|