Feb 03 2013

Lazy Eyes Quilt top

I have been working on Lazy Eyes blocks from the Strip Therapy 2 book by Brenda Henning.  This was my quilt guild sewing project and I posted about it during this post.

But during the January meeting I decided that I was tired of making these blocks and how many I had was just going to be enough.  I had made 66 blocks, which will make a nice sized quilt.  At first I was going to sew the blocks into larger units that looked like this.

020313    (1024x957)I liked the idea of the four small squares rotating around the center, but what didn’t work was two light and two dark squares.  So I set out four dark center blocks and four light center blocks.  Yes! – that works.

020313A   (1024x691)Here are three lighter blocks and three darker blocks.  I like this layout better than the original pattern.

It was fast to sew the four 6″ blocks together to make a 12″ block.  I had enough blocks to make 16 large blocks with 2 left over, so it became a 4 x 4 block layout.  It did take some time to decide on a sashing fabric, but in the end I picked a red polka dot.  The quilt top was finished this morning and measures 61″ x 61″.  I like how the blocks seem to be floating on the background.

020313B   (1024x991)

The next project is six Bermuda Sunrise blocks for a team community quilt.  The February quilt guild meeting is this coming Saturday, so I had better get busy.

Talk to you later,

Marlene

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