WiP Wednesday #18 – A Test Block
Lovelies. Listen up! To celebrate the debut of my first broken herringbone quilt on Friday, I’ll be guest hosting this week’s Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday. I hope you’ll come check it out, as it’d be a shame to have a grand debut to an empty theatre. And, since I’m all for breakin’ the rules, as long as you are at a stopping point, it sounds like a finish to me! (Hey, you’ve finished that section, right?!)
Now, take a look at some of my process below. (Warning: it is a hot mess!) This was a block a bee mate contributed, and while it didn’t make it into the final quilt, it still served a grandiose purpose. It sacrificed itself, so that others could sparkle on even brighter!
You’ll see I was trialling various binding methods and widths, and this is where I tested out my quilting options. I also got out my Stained by Sharpie Fabric Markers to see my colour choices and how they’d look on the white sashing. Of course you can’t see the back, but I was checking out how the quilting pattern would look, checking for any tension issues, and auditioning backing fabrics. There’s a lot of learning in this one block. Plus, now I can tear it up and save the scraps, win, win!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday!
Mr. Sparkles is insisting on watching the football, and it’s dulling my funny bone.