Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Patchworking today! I've been making Trifle Dish blocks following the Moda Jewel block tutorial by AnneMarie Chany.
I started by pulling these Kona Cottons, each color plucked pretty much because I like it and maybe, slightly inspired my alphabet bumper fabric.
For the center it's scraps... naturally.
In fact, I have some alphabet scraps after making the side of the bumper that will feature the alphabet fabric. What do you think about the alphabet scrap used for the center hourglass block above? Weird? I can't decide, so I only did up one block that way. I like the colors in the alphabet blocks, so this would be one way to easily pull them in...
For the background of each block, I'm using Sweetwater's Calendar print, from Sew Modern's texty fat quarter bundle.
I'm not one to work much with tiny precise patchwork. We're talking 1.5" finished half square triangles and 1" x 3" flying geese. But, in small quantities and with chocolate, I can handle it. Need just 14 blocks for the crib bumper*!
I wonder, which dish do you like best? I've been playing around with value and color relationships on the patchwork inside each solid surround. Do any stand out to you as studs or duds? Because, you know, I can work the duds towards the back. Wink.
*My Official Bumper Statement: Thanks for your heartfelt concern regarding my plans to use a crib bumper. I'm touched that you care for us and want to be sure I'm informed. So, for the record I am aware that crib bumpers are not recommended at all anymore. I've looked into the reasons for that, and I do disagree. I feel that there are safe ways to use a well-designed, not-overstuffed bumper. I'm going to avoid going into details here though, since I don't want to delve into such an important and controversial issue in this space. I hope anyone considering using a bumper does look into the AAP recommendations and consider the risks carefully for themselves.