Friday, April 25, 2008

Door in the Square

Suddenly today I saw that I could put together the Fat Eighths of polka-dot fabrics from a swap on retreat with a pattern I saw on someone's blog.
I don't know what she called it, but I'm calling mine "Door in the Square". It is made the same way as a "Bordered Square", but the center is a rectangle and the borders are not equal.

I figured three different sizes, and decided that 6" finished would work best, since I was using FEs. I ironed four FEs together and cut enough pieces for two blocks. And "Bingo!" I had pieces for eight blocks. There was just a little left over for short 2" strips and "crumbs".

I could sew these together with the "Door" from another color, rather than black, but I didn't go that way. I have a bigger piece of the black polka-dot fabric, so I can make half of the4 blocks black with a colored "door".

These fabrics are so much fun, and the block is simple to make. I'm having a great time while Charlie is away for two nights at the diocesan convention.



Laundry done
Hair cut short again
Bill Moyers' interview with Rev.Jeremiah Wright


david santos said...

Hello, Done Sara!
Excellent work. Thank you.
I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice weekend.

Amanda said...

These look fun. How large will the finished project be?

Helen in the UK said...

These look great - love spotty and dotty fabrics :)