We’re both moving along with the blocks for the Sampler Quilt class. Having decided to re-visit 12inch blocks ( a size neither of us has worked with a lot since the mid-80s) we’re finding that the blocks are not as huge or “clunky” as we remembered them. This probably has something to do with the fact that, these days, we have much wider fabric choices available rather than the old adages of “one print, one plain and one background ” or “one light, one medium and one dark” . We also have MUCH bigger stashes to work from! So, within a 12inch block , we are now comfortable with using more than 3 fabrics and the overall result is visually more interesting – or so we like to think! Here are two more of Barbara’s blocks so you can see what we mean – the Log Cabin block has 13 different fabrics, the first LeMoyne Star variation has 4 and the second variation, all triangles, has 7.
Now it’s time to go and choose fabrics for the next blocks, which will probably include a couple more of those ever-versatile Log Cabins – Chris has found a really interesting variation which may show up here when she’s had chance to put it together.