I got home from work yesterday with a to-do list and a kick-butt attitude. I went to the grocery store to pick up the very last brisket before Passover (so that I can cook it for Easter, ironic right?), I went home, changed out of my nice jeans and gave the dog a haircut (who looks fabulous, by the way), thawed some chicken for dinner and organized my scrap collection. It was a busy but thoroughly satisfying evening.
Now that all my scraps are organized by color in tiny plastic baggies, I can start using them for a long-term project using the String X Block I showed you yesterday. Here is the finished product on my first String X Block.
Pretty swanky, huh? And it looks about twelve times better than the one block I showed you yesterday. Thinning out that white strip and varying the sizes of the inner blocks really helps pull it all together.
I built this block using fabric that Dan’s mom, Marilyn, gave me over the weekend and a charm pack of solids (one beige charm square was enough to create the corners on all four squares).
I will continue to create the rest of the quilt using my lovely organized scraps in varying colors and the rest of that solid charm pack.
I also made another block in my zigzag quilt, this time in blue and white, but still from the Children At Play line from Moda.
This block takes FOREVER to put together because it takes 64 strips to create one block. However, the end result is a sharp zigzag that I love.
I think it may look lovelier in a larger(thicker) zigzag though. Thoughts?