Sunday, July 31, 2016
Caught Up with Adrinka Blocks
I sewed the second round of triangles around my square. I decided to make this round the same as I did the last round, cut slightly bigger than I needed and then trim to size. I cut the squares the same size as the outside square. In this photo, you can see the shiny gold on both of the African fabrics.
I've always liked the look of square in a square blocks . In fact, my very first quilt had them. And I realized from the beginning that while I like the look, I don't really like making them. These weren't too painful though since they were cut big and there weren't many to make.
I then trimmed the squares to size. The resulting block shows less of that busy triangle fabric, which hopefully will let the applique stand out more. I know that the blue and the purple don't really match, but do they look okay together?
I stacked them all neatly. I realized that I had caught up with all of the Adrinka blocks, and since I had done all I could do on this BOM, I actually had a Finish for the month.
While I was trying to decide what to Finish next, I went to Debby's website and saw that she had released the August block. I realize I have all month to make that one.
I am linking up to AHIQ sponsored by Kaja's Sew Slowly and Ann's Fret Not Yourself. In case you are wondering what is improv about this quilt, I have improvised the alternating blocks that started out as economy blocks.