Wednesday, 5 March 2014

sewing a slab

At our Monday Modern group this week a few of us did a little scrappy fabric swap. I came away with more low volume black & whites so I was v. happy...they will add some much needed variety to my scrappy Broken Glass quilt, and that's really great!  I have been busy today sewing a few more blocks, will do pics next time.



We also have our next challenge!  Louise handed out assorted scarves and challenged us all to make something for easter  ...soft toy bunny/easter eggs/baskets, etc.....they could/will end up very colourful and cheerful !!


And our monthly block lotto for April is based on the slab concept : sewing scraps together to make a piece of fabric.  (from "Sunday Morning Quilts" by Amanda Jean Nyberg & Cheryl Arkison)
I chose to work with purple, as it's not a colour I have used alot! 
I found myself automatically going along a sort- of- log cabin assembling style, which I don't think is the real idea! I had to work really hard to make the starting white square NOT in the centre!! Didn't really succeed thou'. 
I also found my corners got a bit chewed up as I did the recommended quick zigzag around the outside edge of the block. 
Still, I'll make another one, or ten  ...it's kind of addictive & fun !!!  


So a few "works in progress"  right now as you can see!
Linking up with Lee @ WIP Wednesday.

6 comments:

  1. Quick work on the slab Linda. I really liked all the blue fabrics from our fabric swap - they have started a new project percolating - more of a WHIMM (Work Hidden in My Mind) than a WIP at this stage.

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  2. I've been meaning to try the slab method myself- I think I would probably switch to a pattern-style myself! but yours looks great!

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  3. Love the low-volume stash. I think they'll be really pretty with the rest of what you're working on.

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  4. I love those low volume fabrics...been slowly picking up more bits and adding to my stash, even hubby helps LOL

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  5. Ooh, I love the slab lOg cabin style!!

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