Sunday, September 01, 2013
Remember that quiz show where they'd give you a lifeline, the ability to call a friend if you get stumped? Well when I posted about this quilt, Debra threw me a lifeline by suggesting I use the pieced blocks I was trying to line up at the top and bottom as cornerstones. This suggestion got the wheels in my brain moving. I put the blocks up, and then dug out some 5" paper pieced scrappy blocks I'd made with no project in mind--hey, these are the blocks in the header to my blog, and I'd almost forgotten about them!
I liked the way these looked together, so I started to make more. I've got a bin of tiny bright scraps I set aside to make these blocks. The "logs" on these blocks are 1/2" wide, so they're pretty small.
From my stash of 2.5" strips, I found a great striped fabric for the rest of the border, which I paired with strips cut from various black fabrics.
I've got two borders pieced and two to go. There may even be another border with four of the same blocks as cornerstones. Thanks for the lifeline Debra!