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Monday, November 9, 2009

A New Project in More Subdued Colors

I found another block that I thought would be fun. This one has a LOT of pieces -- 18 in each 6 inch foundation--times that by 4 to get one 12-inch block.

I do believe that adds up to 72 pieces in each 12-inch block.

This looks pretty busy and I had intended to omit that star in the middle.

But after picking my fabrics, I decided to keep it.

The fabrics I picked are much more subtle than those in this illustration.

I used that blue and brown striped fabric I showed you a few posts ago. I ripped it into strips before leaving for work this morning.

Just a few minutes ago, I made one of the six-inch foundations because I couldn't wait to see how it would look.
I think I am going to like it. What do you think?

This time I planned out the ends before I made the runner. I think it's the first time I've done that. The ends are normally the last thing I do. I spent a fair amount of time figuring out how to do the ends and then printing the patterns, which were too big for one sheet of paper, so I had a lot of taping together and trying to get the lines in just the right spot.

Now I don't think I will have enough blue fabric left to finish the end pieces! Maybe I could use all the different brown fabrics for the ends...I will just wait until I finish and then figure it out. It seems to work best for me that way!

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