I’ve made a couple of blocks for the Quilt Along called “My Favourite Block”. I thought it would be fun to take part in this and utilise more of my scraps- at least as much as I can! Blocks can be made in their 6″ or 12″ version, so I’ve started doing one of each, sometimes in two different colourways just to experiment.
The first block is a Log Cabin, so I got out all my scrappy strips and started with a solid middle square. I thought I might keep the middle in a solid colour as a constant through all the blocks. This is a courthouse steps setting. These three blocks were my first attempt, and I didn’t really like them.
I had tried to keep lights and darks on different sides but it seemed like I was losing the effect with the variety of fabrics, so…
I did another one, this time using 2 strips of each fabric, alternating the darks and lights.
The effect is more noticeable, but the funny thing is, when I put it up against the other blocks and my eyes went from one to the other, the first blocks started looking alright after all! I may still be able to work with them.
They might live another day yet..
The next design in the QAL is the ‘Road to Oklahoma’ block. The first one is using the multi-coloured fabrics in a 12″ version
and this one is the 6″ version using a controlled set of fabrics.
This is a quick block to make. I can see by keeping up and doing each block as it gets posted, it won’t take long to get a quilt made. If you would like to join in the My Favourite Block Quilt Along, just click on the square button over there in my right sidebar and have a look!