I knew right away that I wanted to do some Seminole patchwork (yup there will be a tutorial on the blog). It was a matter of exactly what design to do, and then getting the math right so things would line up. Choosing colours, and where to place them was another factor.
|I first thought a darker green would look nice but once I placed it against Cindy's centre, uh nope. Headed back to the batiks stash and found a better one.|
Seminole patchwork is a cool technique where you make stripsets and then cut them into varying widths, or not, stagger them in a certain order, sew, and then trim off the sides (so ya, you have to be comfortable working with a bias edge). I added in the pale mauve because somehow it jumped off the stash shelf and said, "Hello," and I liked it with the greens. I originally thought I could put the Seminole patchwork the entire way around the centre, but no, it overpowered it, and it would not have lined up properly in the corners. I am pleased that I got the black small squares centred and then played with the black squares theme by using them in the corners.
I'll be sending this off to Tish to work her magic for Round 2. This is really a lot of fun! Here are links to my other quilty friends in the Mini Round Robin in shuffle order:
Tish @ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Julie @ Pink Doxies
Cindy @ Stitchin' at Home
Linking up with:
Cooking Up Quilts
If you haven't already, remember to check out Craftsy's incredible sale, on for 2 more days! 40- as much as 65% off all kits and supplies. Check out the fat quarter bundles, as well as the kits (both of which I have bought a few of); you get a price of around $5-6/yard which is fantastic, even with a not-so-great exchange rate.
Here's a steal of a deal, 65% off Michael Miller Colorful Cats, 14 fat quarters for $20CA, for a cat-lover in your life, as well as a great deal on a Riley Blake bundle (apologies for such blurry photos, but that is what we were sent):
|Riley Blake on the left 12 FQ for$23CA/ Michael Miller cats on the right|