|I know this picture is sideways. . . why is it that I flip the picture before I upload it, save the file and then it uploads sideways... Someday I will figure it out. I think the picture shows the richness of these batiks well.|
I cut strips at 1.5", 1.75" and 2" from all of the fabrics. I had three fabrics that were more gold dominant and 4 that were more black dominant. I alternated the strips gold/black/gold/black and on and on and on . . . haha Then I sewed the strips together WOF until I had a strip panel wide enough to cut three rows of squares. I used this method. My blocks were 6.5" x 6.5".
I have A LOT of scrap pieces of sewn together strip panels. Most are triangles and I am likely going to sew four triangles into a square and add them to the back.
I have the back pretty much planned but I am going to put this top aside for a bit. I am going to go back to making flying geese blocks... I have an idea for a quilt and it must be made! Does that ever happen to you? I tried more flying geese yesterday. It was a miserable failure. . . so bad, I couldn't even attempt to try my new BlocLoc flying geese ruler. I'm going to post more on that in the next day or two though.
Oh, and check out this totally cool tutorial over at my friend Preeti's blog. She has come up with another very cool block that will leave you wondering which of the many many different ways it can be laid out to chose!
I'm linking up with Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation for NTT and Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.
Until next time (when we will be flying high with the geese!) keep on quilting!