Weekend Workshop

This past Sunday I took a guild workshop with Margaret Miller — strips that sizzle.   It was a fun day, and the blocks go together quickly.  I came home and made another 30 blocks, put up a piece of batting for a design wall and started playing.  Margaret gives a set of worksheets with various designs to jump start the design process.  While I was playing I noticed that the blocks could make a friendship star — but what to do in the center???  Here’s what it looks like so far.  The white spots are the center of the stars.

  Strips that Sizzle

I think I need to group the darker oranges together to make some of the stars more noticable.  That would leave the lighter sets in other stars.  Maybe it would give it more dimension.  I was excited when I picked out the orange/green combo — but it seems very flat in this design.  Maybe I need to add some yellows.  The stars look too jumbled together.  Definitely needs some definition.  I plan to keep it up until I come up with a solution — I don’t want another UFO in the closet!!

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1 Response to “Weekend Workshop”


  1. 1 Kathleen May 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I like it, but you’re right… it’s jumbled together. The blocks need some kind of separation so you can see the stars, but not sashing… maybe a different color in the outer corners of the block?


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