The next project is a log cabin - Carrie has used Red, White & Blue for hers. I am using much the same colours, but as I have just pieced a red, white and blue quilt top, I chose yellow for the centre squares rather than red.
The 'light' is only one fabric and is actually a border print - I am curious to see how it works in a log cabin design. I have 3 shades of blue for the 'dark', all florals in various designs and sizes. Except for the yellow, which came from The Quilted Crow, the fabrics were all purchased from Spotlight.
The i-Pod is loaded up with Rolling Stone's 500 Top Albums (that's over 7000 songs folks) and is currently playing Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life - which is eerie cause that's the album which was playing in the supermarket today. I've not heard this album for nearly 20 years I'd guess - how weird.
I had to read through the instructions a couple of times before I 'got it', but once I'd completed a couple of rounds, this design is a snap!
As in the previous projects, the strips are sewn together, cut, chain stitched, pressed and trimmed.
Harriet has you cut your strips 1/8" wider than required, then trim them after each round, keeping the block nice and square (theoretically - mine still managed to go 'off' somehow). I think it's in the pressing again - the pieced strips never remain straight & square after I've pressed them. It's getting really frustrating!
This is how the block is looking after 8 rounds - 4 more to go (2 lights/ 2 darks).
I'm would like to finish this top tomorrow, but it's a busy day, so probably not.