I have been married to a wonderfully talented writer/carpenter, Steve, for 36 years and live in northern Wisconsin. I have the pleasure of working in a busy law office 4 days per week for a Tribe north of my primary home, so instead of commuting one hour each way everyday, I stay at our Lakehouse a few nights a week and spend most of my evenings admiring beautiful sunsets over the lake while I sew. I feel very BLESSED. I just finished my 75th quilt and I gave them all to family, friends or charity so this is really exciting to get one for myself! (And I have 100 more that I want to start, right?)
Sometimes I just like to sew without thinking too much so I wanted to make this month an easy block. I confess that I feel like the Varmit on this block
1. Pull from your string scrap bin, strings measuring between 1" and 2.5" wide in low volume or very light pastel prints---anything that reads low volume.
2. From any low volume or light print fabric, fussy cut a 5.5" x 5.5" inch square of something that makes you happy and share with us why when you post your block. (Well, this one is not so low volume but I like it anyway.)
3. From your strings, just build a frame around your fussy cut square. You do not have to be fussy with the strings--
a. They can be a bit wonky- I am looking for a scrappy look.
b. They can be different widths. Do not worry that the end result leaves the fussy cut square not centered.
c. If your string isn't long enough, do not worry, join two pieces together to make it so.
4. I made more than a few blocks as samples for you. Note the samples are NOT sashed--I hung them on a patio window and the seams are showing through. Oops.
I hope you enjoy making this simple block as much as I do. I am a fan of using every last scrap. See what I do with my itty bits and thread?
Thanks for letting be part of this amazing community. Kim