Monday, August 23, 2010

Stripedy Fun!

When I was flipping though Anita Grossman Solomon's new book, Rotary Cutting Revolution, I really didn't think I liked the Xcentric Block. But when I was looking for fabric to make the Arrowhead block, I found this awesome stripe. What the heck. I'll give it a try.

I love these blocks! I quickly and easily made 4 cute little blocks. Of course, I didn't follow the directions to start with 8" squares. Mine were 4.5". What can I say. I'm a rebel! Four identical squares produce 2 Xcentric units and 2 Concentric units.

I couldn't stop at 4 blocks, so I kept cutting and pinning and sewing. Here's my 15" top!

I turned my first set of blocks into pincushions with vintage buttons.

While I'm cleaning up my sewing area, I'll be sure to look for more stripes!


Jackie said...

That is adorable!! I love the stripe and the quilt!! Fantastic!!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

wow -- that little quilt top looks so complicated! I had to stare at it for a bit to figure out that it was just the stripes... wonder if I have any stripes in my stash?