I started another project from 'Modern Patchwork' awhile back and then put it aside when the holiday season got busy.
I took my partially finished blocks to the local fabric shop to find some fabrics to frame and sash them. These 2 greys spoke to me in a big way. I just love the circles in the dark and the woodgrain in the lighter one.
The blocks that I am working on are fun. You sew in a strip and then slice your block n a new direction and sew in another strip. Quite unnerving at first - to cut up your work- but definitely fun when you sew in the next colour strip and see how it has changed your block. In the end you end up with a weave affect. My last strip was the dark, which I added to tie in with the background, but now that I see it in picture, it's striking me as to dark. Hmmm, may have to re-think - possibly a strip of the light?
|My block, framed by the new fabrics.|