29 August 2011
Scrappy block, take two
One Postage Stamp block down, nineteen to go for the Scrapbuster Block Swap. So I thought until I measured it. Finishing up at 8 3/8", it's an 1/8" shy of what it should measure. Naughty thing- now I have to unsew you! Ah, well, I wasn't really in love with the block anyway. There were too many aqua tones in the block.
After a little trip to Hart's Fabrics to pick up a few FQ's and raiding a friend's stash (which negates the"scrapbusting" part of the swap), I started the second iteration of Block #1.
It measures up at exactly 8 1/2" square.
The first block was strip-pieced, which went mighty quickly. The second was pieced individually. I enjoy piecing individually piecing the components better than strip-piecing. It takes more time, but I like playing with fabric selection and placement. That, or I just like doing things the hard way.