Here's a little "cheater" cloth quilt I made a few years ago. I just took a cute Debbie Mumm print that I only had a small scrap of and added some borders to it. Quick, easy and fun and I do love me some bunnies!
It's been a while since my last post and I have very little to show for it. I've hardly been in the quilt studio in the last two weeks. I did get some Block Lotto blocks started, but they're not ready to show yet.
Here are some "liberated" Disappearing 4-Patches that I made for a friend's birthday gift last month. The theme was pastels, so I decided to use some of the fabrics that she and I dyed/painted together for her gift. The green in the blocks above was originally some hand-marbled fabric that I made, but I wasn't happy with it. Too much white and not enough of the marbled greens, so I over-dyed it with green last year. I think it's much improved now. The blue is an over-dyed white-on-white fabric.
These 2 blocks were my first try and they're my favorites! And they were a
dumb mistake design opportunity. I started with the pink/orange and blue/green fabrics and made a 4-patch. (To see how to do this wonky 4-patch technique, go see the tutorial on the Love Laugh Quilt blog here. Thanks, Beth!) Just as I was doing the wonky cutting, it dawned on me that I needed 2 4-patches that are alike to make this block wonky. So, there I was with one wonky block that was not going to fit back together. The problem was, I didn't have enough of those 2 fabrics to cut more patches from. So, I had to improvise. I found the purple and yellow fabrics and thought all the fabrics played nicely together, so I made another 4-patch. I took the first block (remember, it was already sliced and diced) and layered it on top of the still-complete 2nd 4-patch and veeerrrry caaarefully cut along the "lines". Then I shuffled and sewed it back together. Ta Da! It worked!
I am so pleased with how these blocks came out. Those wonderful pastel colors remind me of Easter eggs and jelly beans!. Now, I think I have to make a whole quilt of these with my large stack of hand-dyed fabrics that have been waiting for just the right project! Oh goodie, another project to start!