Monday, April 9, 2012

Janet's Round Two

This was the way the block stood at the end of round 1. I liked it well enough.

For round two, I started to make scrap fabric.  I really love to do that.  I use that techniques as leaders/enders sometimes.  Anyway, I thought I would use the pink, black and yellow, which came originally from the Block Lotto stray flower, as accent colors.  I thought for this round I would use the yellow.  So I started about 6 little scrap fabrics with small pieces of yellow.  Then I grabbed scraps in blues and blue-greens mostly. After a while, I sewed my 6 pieces together and cut a nice strip and experimented with adding the strip to the sides of this block.  What I found was the pink was too strong and the "medallion" look was not doing anything for me.  So......I cut the pink border in half, grabbed two more of my liberated stars and added the borders to three sides of the original block and this is what I came up with.

I think I like it.  This process is so interesting as it is always evolving and nothing is set in stone. I still have two more stars, some more made fabric, and scraps of pink and black, if I need them.  Can't wait to see what round 3 brings.


  1. I like it too. Love those stars.

  2. What a great evolution is underway! The yellow pops right out along with the pink.

  3. Very clever way to make use of the pieces that were not to your liking. Fun to see wonky stars too!