Monday, March 7, 2016

Twenty-Eight


I've sewn all 28 Slashed Squares blocks. The big blocks were so graphic and powerful, the small ones just got lost in the mix. So as I sewed up a block, I threw it up on the design wall.  When I had all 28 made, I started moving them around. I wanted to distribute the darkest darks, and the lightest lights. There are also a few "whites" that are actually "cream," and I didn't want those to be clustered together.

I spent about half an hour rearranging the blocks and I thought this was it, but after I took this photo I moved a couple more blocks around. I'll let this sit, and look at it again tomorrow. If I'm still happy with it, I'll start sewing this together.

With the blocks finishing at 14" square, four blocks by seven works out to about 56" x 84".  If you think it's a funny size, you're right, but this will be a table cover for my dining room table.

3 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

If this was on my design wall I would probably try a row of the small blocks down the center. Since it will be on a table that might look like a long table runner. On the other hand you could just make a table runner from the small blocks to set hot dishes on.

DKM said...

Looks great

Jocelyn Thurston said...

There is just something so striking about black and whites together in a quilt. It is elegant. Lovely work.