Friday, September 13, 2019

Cheddarback Quilt - Block Set 2

Month 2
I finished my second set of these quilt blocks and I am pretty happy with my results. In my last post I wrote about picking all of my fabrics ahead of time for each block right through to the latest release - block set 7. Of course, after all of that time and effort I had an issue right away with the first block I worked on. :(

not enough of this fabric...too bad :(
It all worked out in the end but I couldn't use one of the fabrics I had chosen because I just didn't have enough. I really wanted to use the subtle paisley fabric in the corners of the 12" block but it didn't work out. I am using mostly fabric scraps for the construction of these blocks and unless I really need a large piece of fabric I want to stick to just scraps. I had to rummage through my scrap bin again to find a suitable scrap piece that I could get four 3.5" squares. I did find one that would work well enough even though it is darker than my first choice.

I chose to machine piece all of my blocks but I did take the time to hand applique the basket handle.


Chantal said...

Even if it has darker colored corners than first planned, your block looks great to me. I love the block opposite the basket. What a stunner. Love the fabric you used in it too. Great job all around. ;^)

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

Your blocks are lovely. It seems as though there is never enough paisley, as you know it is one of my favorite patterns. Way to go on your sewing Ellen!

Love sis

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I am using scraps too amazing how many blocks you can make from small pieces. Your blocks are wonderful!