American Quilters Society are hosting an on-line Modern Mystery Quilt designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. I love their work and I have plenty of solid scraps to use up so I though I would join in. It runs for 6 weeks with one part each week so it will be 'short and sweet', so I thought. It really does pay to read the instructions, ha ha!
had to make 10 rectangular blocks starting with a variety of coloured
fabrics cut in sizes ranging from 1" by 4" to 2" by 8" for the centres
of the blocks. So far so good. Lots of scraps which fit that criteria
live at my house. Then we had to surround these centres with a another
coloured fabric (eack block a different colour) so that each strip added
is different width. Yep, I get that. The rectangles finish at between 2
1/2" and 5" high. Cool, I've got lots of long strips to do that.
I didn't read clearly was that the blocks had to finish between 14" and
17" long. I made mine too short. So this morning I added more pieces to
the ends. So instead of adding a single piece to each end mine have
several pieces to make them long enough. More seams than is necessary
and a couple of them are slightly too short and I have no more scraps in
those colours. Since I have no idea where these odd shaped blocks will
fit in the grand scheme of things I am going with what I have done :-)
You camn find the instructions and what is is supposed to look at here:
And this is what my blocks look like!