|Some Bitty Pinwheels - finish at 4" square|
That's right, I'm still working away at my Quilt Maker's Bitty Blocks. They are one of my go to projects when I want to sew but need to get my mojo working. I like them because I'm challenging myself to use my scraps in an indiscriminate manner. Meaning, I grab a handful of scraps, pair them up, and use all of them. I don't pick and choose from the basket. Some fabrics I love, some have been banished to the scrap bin because I really dislike them but am too
cheap frugal to actually throw them away. It makes for a nice mix, and some nice surprises.
|Hard to keep all the points.|
I like the construction tips they give when making the smaller blocks. Like for the flying geese in these blocks they suggested not actually cutting away the fabric behind the stitch-and-flip corners. I think it works really well at this scale (1.5" by 2.5" unfinished) and it helps prevent wonkiness.
|Some Liberty and low volume.|
|My favorite. I love the low on low volume. It's a Mon Amie French Words White (Kauffman), and a peacock feather print that I'm unsure about.|
In other news, I'm back at school. It's almost time for Science Fair, and I've been working really hard with one group. They don't have the best project I've ever seen, but they are some of the hardest working students, they are learning a lot about scientific inquiry, and they're just enjoying the process - even though sometimes I think I'm torturing them (or maybe they're torturing me)! Their project is about connecting mathematic ability with the ability to figure out a magic trick just by watching. Seeing them develop their scientific skills has been totally worth the long hours - but I still admit I'm going to be happy to get my weekends back when the Science Fair hoopla is over!
Looking forward to making more stacks of blocks over the next few weeks! Linking up with WiP Wednesday with Lee of Freshly Pieced.