Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Snip. Sew. Send. Month 2

July is Chen's month for the Snip. Sew. Send. virtual quilting bee. She sent out a lovely group of fabrics, most from Anna Maria Horner's Chocolate Lollipop collection for Free Spirit Fabrics and her instructions were to just go for it. How could I not be inspired?

I received 6 strips of fabric, ranging in size between 3 and 5 inches wide and then 18 to 22 inches long. Eeep! That's not a lot of fabric to play with. (There goes that idea for an applique block! Not enough to to really piece a background and have any left to applique... close, but not quite.) Fortunately, she sent along a couple of links to check out for inspiration, and in one of those I found a link to Andover Fabrics' free quilt designs. It was there that I finally found my muse:

SSS - Chen's block
I drew from the Sugar Snap Quilt design and scaled down the blocks to create a 12" block. It was only after I stitched it all together that I realized I had created a sort of nine-patchy look in the way I placed my fabrics. Funny how that worked out!

It's a simple block, but I was happy to find something that I could use all the fabrics in and that could easily accommodate the fabric pieces I was given. Hopefully, Chen will be happy too!


  1. I really like the tiny green stripes! It adds so much to the block.

  2. I agree with Zonnah. The offset green stripes really make the block go from plain to special!

  3. cute block, you did a great job with all the colors & the stripes! :)