I've really enjoyed working on the Squared Away sampler this year. Mari and Angela provided such fun blocks in the sampler. But this month's block just wasn't working for me (sorry Mari and Angela). I played around in EQ trying to work out fabric placement that worked for me. I finally ended up with this:
Pretty much the same, but some of the HSTs got moved around the background pieces to changed up some . I don't have a lot of dark blue, so I had already decided to use some dark neutral scarps for this month's block.
| Squared Away Sampler|
designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter) and Angela (Soscrappy)
Both the gray background and the black floral batik came right out of the scrap basket. It was fun playing around with this layout. Though I tripped myself up a bit by cutting the double sized gray background pieces. I had to un-sew a couple of pieces from the rows and then restitch them in columns in order to fit all the pieces back together without using partial seams. Now that the first block is done, I'll know better with the next two.
Linking up with Soscrappy on Saturday and with Oh Scrap on Sunday.