Friday, June 1, 2018

A Quarter Done

I've sewn a quarter of the blocks together and then sewn them together into one big chunk. I've worked with mini slashed squares blocks before, in Terrazzo, but for some reason I am amazed at how tiny these blocks are (7" square).

When I designed the blocks, I tried to make each block with two "busy" outer fabrics opposite each other, like this. That means the inner square will also have two "busy" fabrics diagonally opposite each other, like this one.

 But as I was sewing this block together, I realized it had four "busy" fabrics all in the outside edges, like this one.

That made me wonder if I had designed any blocks with the four busy fabrics in the inner square, and sure enough, I had designed this one.

It really doesn't matter, because clearly all of these blocks are handsome. It's fun to see the blocks as I sew them up together.

If you want to make your own Slashed Squares quilt, mini or otherwise, you can get my tutorial here, in my Etsy shop. It has instructions on how to make these blocks in three sizes. The tute is an instant download, so you can get started right away.

1 comment:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree that a bit of mixing things up here and there adds to the character and interest of the finished quilt. Rules are rules but they are also meant to be bent and re-adjusted.