For the Love of Solids ~ A Work in Progress

FTLOS Blocks

I’ve started work on my first item for the For the Love of Solids Flickr swap. After spending some time studying my secret partner’s inspiration mosaic, I decided to embrace the improvisational, liberated sewing technique. I made these blocks using just my rotary cutter and no ruler. This photo shows the blues more accurately:

For the Love of Solids Blocks

Part of the swap involves posting work in progress photos and getting feedback from your partner (without them knowing it’s their project). I’m now trying to decide on whether or not my partner would like blocks pieced directly together or maybe off centered in some sashing… We shall see!


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    These are awesome! I think they’d be great either way, you have a wonderful eye for design so your partner totally lucked out and will be thrilled with whatever you decide 🙂

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    Okay, I’ve rethought: can you do sashing that’s not even? I like the layout of the blocks in the second shot and it would be cool if the sashing was like that. ?? Like if the whole piece ended up wavy.

    Interested to see what you decide to do and how it turns out. It’ll be cool!

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    Sandra says

    I think sashing, but unequal. More on one side than the other in some blocks…sometimes the color would be all over to the left and others it would be more central.

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    I voted no sashing even though I have no skin in this game (not in the swap this round). I will say I adore the blues with the pop of red – those were the colours my partner used for my gorgeous mini quilt last round!

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    lisam says

    my suggestion is to set each at a wonky angle in a solid background, then when you sew them together the bacground s blend together.

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