Channeling Gwen Marston, I made a couple of “liberated” quilt blocks for the sampler. This means they were cut without a ruler and the pieces are deliberately “wonky”.
Some current authors are making a big deal of cutting without a ruler, but Gwen Marston has been doing it for years.
I DID use a ruler to make the original background square. Here are the steps:
For Block 10, I cut my scraps into strips.and lined them up.
The widths of the colored strips and the white strips between them are semi-random. The sashing between the columns finishes 2″, and the block finishes 12″ square.
A few more blocks and then I’ll have to decide how to set them! Here are the previous posts about My Modern Sampler:
Those are terrific. I especially like block 10. The strong colors against black and white, the switch in color and width of the vertical pieces, really give it presence. It’s almost a quilt by itself.
Good point! Maybe this design IS my next quilt!
I agree–both about the varied width and quilt feel. I was thinking quilt top then remembered, block.
OK! I can take a hint! The next donation quilt!