Look what came in the mail on Friday???
This is my first virtual quilting bee (more on that here) and I was all too excited to jump in and get started on her row!
There was a slight problem though…
she wanted it improvised and requested the row to be anywhere from 2 to 6″ wide and 40″ long…
Have I mentioned I have never improvised a block before???
I kind of got a bit freaked and went searching tutorials on the Web with no such luck.
I took a few deep breaths and decided to start piecing the “girl” blocks and figured I would build on those.
I wanted them to be similar but not too matchy-matchy.
Once those were made, I used the width (4 1/4 “) as my foundation and then began piecing the rest of the blocks and strips of fabric from there…
Can I toot my own horn for a minute please?
I love the simple geometric shapes and how the colors and shapes are balanced!
I pretty much used up every scrap of fabric and the row was 2 1/2″ short of her 40″ request.
Had I had some more light value red fabric I would have added a 1 1/4″ (1 1/2″ cut) strip to the top and bottom.
Off it goes into the mail ~ enjoy Mary!