This block came out kind of ... wonky, shall we say?
|11th Corps HQS|
But I really like it and I'm leaving it that way!
Here's another block in progress:
I was trying to figure out a way to add in more navy, but in a small punch. Here's what I came up with:
Yes, it repeats the shape of the Kansas Dugout blocks, but on a smaller scale AND when put together as I have it laid out there, it's a Cotton Boll block. You know ... cotton and the South? And the "X" shape echoes the Confederate flag. ...moving right along...
I tossed these other blues in while my Guide Dog for the Color Blind was sleeping:
Since the whole concept is for this to not look like a collection of 8.5" blocks but an over-all collage of blocks and the battle flags, I thought it would work. They will look like different blocks - and frankly, Dave, if you snooze, you lose.
Here's how it looks all together:
It works, don't you think?
Here are the completed blocks, up on my design wall:
And here they are, all stitched together!
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I auditioned some border and binding fabrics and this is what I came up with:
The inner border has both blue and grey in it - I like that! And the binding will add a nice zip at the end. Edge. Whatever.
Before cutting my borders, I measure very carefully at each end and in the middle:
I average those numbers, then cut. It helps control those "wavy" border issues. That's my tip du jour.
I played around with a pic of one of the blocks with the Instagram app on my iPhone:
It really has me considering tea dying the whole thing when I'm done. Instant antiquing!!!
I'll post more tomorrow! For now, thanks for reading!