Thursday, January 15, 2015

Creating with Strips of Fabric

When we all put our blocks together, we almost have a small quilt. As borders are mostly what I use, I am wondering how might I use this block in a border?
Keen quilters in their seats waiting to get started on the workshop using scrap strips.
We ended up with pairs from these two sets of sewn strips. Wow, how fun are these together. Pinwheels and alternating diamonds where the ideas we came up with, should you decide to put a solid colour with this block.
Another block put together involving an accent strip. How clever those these instructors are! Doesn't this look like a kaleidoscope image. I am sure I could use these as a border which should show the accent strip as a zigzag.
At times, the room was so noisy with machines running you couldn't have a conversation. Also one time, we all fell silent for a minute or so. It sounded eerie.
Next we are going to be experimenting with the scraps we have left over from cutting our blocks from the sets of sewn strips. I am sure I will be making some borders with those. Hopefully for my textile piece, 'Carol and Sue' from the previous post. Have you ever experimented with strips. What did you come up with?


Win Dinn, Artist said...

That looks like a great deal of fun, and those blocks are pure eye candy Eileen!

Laura Leeder said...

Wonderful colour Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

Jes Findlay said...

The accent strip is a great idea! the blocks are more interesting with it and design possibilities are greatly enhanced!