Sunday, June 23, 2013

Patched Works 100 Blocks of Summer–Block 23

LISA_23Block of the day: #23

Section: Rectangles

Featured Quilter:  Lisa

Lisa says:  I named my block Dog Run Blues.
This block could easily be strip pieced. I used a directional print(the sweet little dog conversational print from my stash) so I cut and pieced it traditionally. In my effort to tone down the strong whites in some of my fabrics, I decided to coffee dye them. Some were already blocks (like this one) and some fabrics. I did this by brewing a pot of strong coffee and then pouring it in a pan with the fabrics and cooking it on low for about an hour. It worked to take the brightness out of some of the whites, but on this block I found that one of the blues ran.  I decided to keep the block as it is a part of the story of my quilt.

Additional blocks made by:  Jen, Mary & Susie


Mary says:  This section of rectangle blocks will provide a number of opportunities for "fussy cutting".  I would encourage you to look at your fabrics to see what you may have to showcase in these blocks.  As you can see, this little motif fit perfectly in the 2 1/2' cut squares.

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