Monday 15 October 2012

Wonky for Kinky

Well that title may get me a bit of spam mail....!!

I've just been working on the blocks for Octobers Kinky Bee. Amy had asked for Wonky Log Cabin blocks... Easy peasy I thought... Not so..

I get the concept and the method but the hard part of this block is making the fabric stretch.. it is very had to know how much fabric random blocks like these are going to use... so consequently I ran short of fabric which then leads to the 'freedom' part of random being curtailed.. Luckily Amy had already said that she would finish off any that were short but I am not too keen on the blocks I produced as a result..... Maybe they will look better with some friends!

I think that I was wanting to give them more of a more traditional Log Cabin kind of look too... as in dark one side and light on the other...
But that is why I am enjoying this Bee.... it makes me think outside of my comfort box...
and I still have to decide what my block will be and in what fabrics?

2 comments:

  1. I had the same difficulties with the wonky bit. You think wonky is easy, but I'm discovering that wonky and improv are rather hard for me. Apparently I need to plan my quilts. Your blocks look really nice though!

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  2. Are you sure you didn't have the wine bottle beside the sewing machine??

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