Friday, April 25, 2008




6 INCH BLOCKS

As mentioned in the last post, I have been so inspired and have totally fallen in love with Pamela Kellogg' s 6 inch button blocks. So I just had to make some up. Acting on Pam's advise they are actually 8 inch blocks to allow for stitch shrinking and trimming up etc. Such a good idea and I am so pleased to get her advise.
Not sure at this stage how many I will make but this is a good start. Now I have to mark out my 6 inch square.I always find it better to mark them as I have a tendency to stitch too close to the edge thus having an awful time trying to stitch them together.
My DH has just slipped "Pride and Prejudice" in the DVD player, I have my needle and thread and a 6 inch square template and I am off to do the boring part.

3 comments:

Doreen G said...

Judith these are so lovely but it look like a lot of work.

Violette Severin said...

How did you select the colors for the blocks? Are they going to be put together in a larger quilt? I am imagining that you will connect them by organizing the colored blocks in a particular design. I guess I need to reread Pamela's blog for more info. I have been intrigued by this project myself.

Violette Severin said...

Oops. I forgot to ask what type of fabric you are using. Is it cotton, silk, etc. . . I like to you silk dupioni.