|With Julie and Tish's additions|
The more I looked at the block I knew I wanted to play with the square in a square that Sandra had started with, but how to. That was what I was having trouble with. I drew up a design in my graphics program and just played. Once I started the design just seemed to come together. The square in a square was done in blue pulling the blue from what Sandra had started with. The star points were a play on Tish's friendship stars that she had added and the purple points in the corners pulled out the purple that Julie added.
|design drawn in my graphics program|
The background fabric is Rustic Weave by Moda, the purple is a Northcott, the blue is a batik and the green no idea it was a fat quarter with no selvedge.
Next step how in the world was I going to make the border, I knew the measurements as I can set a grid in my graphics program. Okay measurements are all well and good the green was easy a 4'' x 4'' cut on the diagonal. It was the blue that was a problem, it wasn't quite a triangle. Lightbulb moment here, I could make a template. The background was another easy one 6 1/2'' square cut on both diagonals. Time to start constructing.
|background pieces added to the blue sorta triangle shape with the green added next|
The purple points up next I knew how I was going to handle them, yup another template. The sides were a stitch and flip to the corner of a background piece.
|stitch and flip corner and points|
Oh yes I liked what I was seeing. I only needed my stitch ripper a few times but it wouldn't be sewing without using it.
|natural light shows the colours better|
One of Sandra's favourite photo shoots is in a tree, I like tree shots too. The sun and with the piece being a mini getting that shot was hard.
I hope Sandra likes what I added.
I have enjoyed being a part of this round robin. It has pushed my creativity and challenged me. From time to time as quilters we need to step out of our comfort zones. Would I do it again? Yes!! I believe all four of us did an outstanding job on each round we added. We learnt more about each other and we all took into consideration the likes and dislikes of each other.
I will add the direct links to the posts with the rest of the reveals as they become live.
Sandra of mmm!quilts
Tish of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Julie of Pink Doxies