Two new blocks on
hosted by Amy @the cute life
First up is Block 2 - A Scraptastic Technique Block from Chelsea @Pins & Bobbins
Not exactly the block we were shown, Chelsea told us to cut our 'created' fabric into 3 strips and then sash them back together but I loved the scrap technique so much that I created the whole block that way rather than sashing it.
I can't believe it only took me a few minutes to create this!
The third block on the hop is The Something Folded Block from Heidi @Buttons & Butterflies
Again I didn't follow the instructions exactly, changing the colour sections slightly and also the weaving sections/pattern. If you decide to give this a go then here's my tips:
- I used a piece of very lightweight muslin for my foundation/backing fabric - there's so much folded fabric in the finished block that you don't want to add more weight to it unnecessarily.
- I didn't use the same number of fabric sections that Heidi suggested - I did cut them but found there were too many to fit on the backing/foundation fabric so I reduced the number.
- I used my Hera marker and my cutting ruler to draw/score a 1/4" line down each strip of fabric. The fabric then turned back easily and perfectly along the 1/4" line which made it very easy to iron the folded seam back into place.
- I used a lot of pins to hold each strip in place and then as a section was complete I did large basting and removed the pins until I was ready to weave the strips.
And here's the 3 blocks I've created so far
You can follow The Something NEW Sampler on flickr
Sashiko and Reverse Applique