It is my turn on the RWB blog hop!
For my first block, I pulled all the red, white, and blue fabrics from my stash and this is all I could find. What to do, what to do??? How about an improv block! I just started piecing the fabrics together and then added a star and some stripes at the end.
So, I liked it but felt it needed something - but what? I tried some hand stitching.
Much better - well, at least I think so. Um, except that little freehanded stitched star in the upper right corner - next time, I should draw it first and then stitch.
So, my block was finished with almost two weeks to spare - yay! But then, the RWB blog hop began and you all were not only making wonderful blocks but LOTS of them! I was inspired to make more - only problem was I had used up pretty much all my red fabric. Fortunately, I remembered that I had recently received a charm pack of Vintage Modern which has reds in it - it wouldn't be a big deal to take two or three charms out of that pack, right?
This is what I made:
(I think this one also needs a bit of hand stitching!)
Hm, is there something wrong with this last picture? I didn't even realize the mistake until I uploaded the photo for this blog post.
Much better! Well, I guess that is what my seam ripper is for!
For these blocks, I used a mix of traditional and modern techniques which resulted in a traditional block with a modern twist OR a modern block with a traditional twist, depending on your perspective! I wrote more about this block here and I plan on writing a tutorial/pattern soon.
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