Step One cut 3 inch stripes of black and white. Sew them together in two patterns. White Black White and Black White Black.
The Blue and Yellow color scheme is a favorite of mine these days. After an inventory purging and reorganization of my quilting scrapes I am ready to start. I have come up with a pattern and I think I can pull it off with Four different string blocks. I am using a paper piecing technique. I like to use tissue paper because it is easily torn off.
What a process.
all my blue and yellow fabric scraps
Fabric Scraps to be ironed
making strings from fiber scraps
My sketch of the pattern and the number of squares I think I will need: 16 yellow patches, 76 blue and yellow patches, 12 light value (pale) patches, and 28 dark blue patches
This sketch today will help me to make some more adjustments as I get on with my design, while I am making the squares. At the present I have made 21 squares. I have enough to layout the center section and I can see that some adjustments are in order.
The corner where you see the B’s I will add the light blue strips. So I need to make 8 light+dark blue squares. This will provide a nice border in both the inner and the outer bands.
I have now added the dark blue and yellow string blocks which surround the lighter blue string blocks. Next I think I will add another row of lighter blue blocks.
I have taken a break from this piece over the summer. I am designing as I go.
Today I went back to it and have started cutting some new 2 inch squares from my scraps.
I am committed to creating scrappy quilts and I like to get as
many different patterns of fabric as I can which makes for very fussy cutting.
Seems that I am working with the interplay
of dark and light and a 9 patch cross unit. I can not plan ahead not in my DNA.
Here is the new square I made yesterday
I have connected it to this square with these two blue 9 patch squares
I have two other squares that are different from these
now how to use them.