We had a good night of making quilt blocks this week. Parsley wasn't able to come because of a meeting, but Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, and I had a very productive and fun night.
Every week we talk about different ways to use scrap blocks in quilts. This quilt was planned around some fabulous batik fabric I found. There is a batik scrap sewn across the middle of the block, with black and white scraps on both sides. Then it is sashed with the same fabric, and it makes a good -looking quilt. It is backed with black and white polka-dot fabric.
Cutting fabric into strings is a good way to use up some really ugly fabric. I had some 3 Stooges fabric in black and white (what was I thinking?) that had been laying on the shelf a long time. I cut it up to use in this quilt, and I think it looks just fine. If you look closely, you might be able to see their heads. I don't throw any fabric away, not even the very ugly.
This class is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Thanks!