Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stash Blasting Wednesday.
The feature fabric I am using for this project is from Moda and is called Sphere by Brigitte Heitland. It is definitely a bright, cheery and fun fabric. I not only purchased the 5″ charm squares but also the little 2 ½″ squares and a jelly roll.
The background fabric is also a Moda fabric called Barcelona. From it I cut 42 – 5″ squares and left them as pairs like I did yesterday when cutting the background pieces.
All of this fabric I had big plans for last year when I bought it but you know how the best laid plans are. Anyway I am finally get around to using it up and creating some sort of piece with it.
Sewing the pieces together
Place the pieces right sides together. They will look like they don’t belong together as they are rather askew but they do.
Sew and press to the background fabric. Ta da!
What to do with the blocks
You know one thinks they are getting a lot of pieces with a 42 piece charm pack but then when it is time to design something there isn’t always enough. I wish I had bought two packs but I didn’t so I will have to come up with something with what I have.
A few layouts to choose from. Here are the two layouts that are shown on the package insert.
These next ones are quite interesting but I’m not sure I want a wide table runner but I guess 18 inches isn’t that wide.
Off set blocks
Stacked hour glass
Kimono or lighthouse?
Lighthouse Variation #2
Lighthouse variation #3
Well the layout of the pieces do look like lighthouses with the beams of light going out in opposite directions.
I’m really not sure which layout I will choose and I might just go to my LQS and see if by chance they have another charm pack of this fabric. Maybe I will get lucky – who knows.
I could also add in the other pre-cuts to the design or the off cuts. Hmmmmmm, all kinds of options but it’s time for bed now and maybe I’ll dream the perfect layout.