Thursday, May 26, 2011
Round #1 Completed
Instead of squares made with liberated triangles, I decided to work with rectangles; I split the rectangles unevenly and added liberated triangles to make the top and bottom borders of Round #1.
Before I attached these borders, I recut the light fabrics around the center shoofly block so that the block sits straight. Originally the light fabrics had surrounded the shoofly block with the "recut" technique so that the block sat at an angle. Now I wish I had left the shoofly block at an angle--but I'm sure this will work out fine.
I'm trying to use fabrics that are less traditional in design than I have been using recently. I can't escape the traditionals completely, because that's what I have, but so far I've worked in the brown-turquoise print plus the brown circle print. Ok, they aren't exactly wild, but I'm trying!
I'm looking forward to the next round. This is the perfect project to experiment with techniques and with "wild" prints.