Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Snip.Sew.Send. ~ September
For this month's Snip.Sew.Send. my favorite (and most stylish) chemist, Lisa, sent 9 different fabrics and asked for a 10.5" square quilt block. The other requirements were very open--use at least a little bit of all the fabrics and include a star somewhere on the block. After brainstorming different blocks, I settled on a version of the Galaxy block in the book(let) Miss Jump's Favorites by Linda Brannock. None of the pieces were intended to meet up exactly or be perfectly symmetrical which really plays to my strengths.
The outer squares and quarter circles were stitched together by machine. The star and inner two circles were stitched by reverse applique. Then the two sections were stitched to each other with reverse applique again.
The block is a little wonky, a little scrappy and a lot hand-stitched. I hope it looks quirky and fun rather than sloppy. I really liked using all the different fabrics and found this to be a really creative and fun challenge. Thanks, Lisa! =]