Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Modern BOM: August

The Block of the Month for August has been posted over on the blog at SewMamaSew.
This one is an improvisational block and when I saw it I thought it had a pixelated look to it.  I chose to modify the actual August BOM a little bit.  I took left out the sashing strips at the sides of the block.  I used 4 shades of blue and just had at it - cutting strips about 9 inches long and between 2-3" wide.  I let the block be as big as it wanted to be and just squared it off at the end - it is 13 1/2" square.  The finished block reminds me of an extreme close up of a pixelated photo.  Also, the color blocking effect has a kind of 60's feel to it.  I really like the way it turned out...

While I was waiting for the August BOM post I made some of the modern log cabin blocks that are in the first chapter of Block Party. 

These log cabin blocks were really fun to make - no measuring just slash and sew!  I liked the effect of the blue block alot - much better than the green and pink block with contrasting colors.  I liked it so much I used all the same blue shades for the August block. 

I've been working hard on some garment sewing also.  I just finished a skirt for my daughter using the Music Class pattern from Oliver + S.  I have a matching blouse all cut out and with the scraps left over I'm going to make her a Mother Daughter Tote using the free tutorial from Oliver + S.  With any luck I'll be able to post about those finished pieces in the next few days. 

1 comment:

  1. You are a quilter after my own heart. I saw the BOM yesterday and was so intrigued by it. I was wondering how it would work with shades of the same color. I love log cabin blocks also. I have my grandsons today so there won't be much if any sewing. Yours looks great.