Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler - Week #12

Right Angle is the block for this week of the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew along, hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell.   Week 12 means we are halfway through the blocks for our quilt in this sew along! (for the free download to make this block, visit Maureen's or Sharon's blog). My version is tweaked a little - I substituted some flying geese for a few of the half square triangle units in the block design. This meant that I didn't have as many seams and it kept the larger orange print fabric in one piece.
 
Block 12 of 25 is Right Angle

This sew along has been a wonderful opportunity to dive into my scrap stash to make each block one-of-a-kind.  I'm happy mixing colours and prints to my hearts content! Although it's not just the colours that delight me - the chance to incorporate so many low volume fabrics also excites my creative juices.  I started collecting low volume fabrics a few years back, being inspired by the low volume creations of Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches, Svetlana at SOTAK Handmade and Stina at Kviltstina. It has taken some time to curate a healthy stash of low volume fabrics, and it helped to participate in an online swap of low volume fabrics (cut into 10" squares, some of which I have never used until this sew along). I am always on the lookout for "just right" low volume fabrics because I know that they can make a huge difference in a scrappy patchwork project. This block is a good example of the impact a variety of low volume prints can make (wish I'd bought yards and yards of that strawberry print by Heather Ross and that I had more than a 10" square of the hipster eyeglass print ;o).

Blocks 1 - 12 for the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew along!

That's one more colourful block added to the rainbow mix!  I'm already looking forward to the next one. ;o)

2 comments:

  1. I will repeat myself, but I really like the choice of colors! I definitely need more time for my hobby. I do not know, how to organize it, but I need more time for sewing. Your blocks are so much inspirative! :) I can not wait to see the result :) Have a great time! Jola

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