When a Sampler Turns Into Something Else

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You may remember that I started designing a #dyosampler as part of the SewMamaSew along…. well, when I started working on it, the fabric became something else.  I blame all of my paper piecing plans.  I love the look of paper piecing, but after literally destroying 2 different attempts at one of the simpler paper pieced blocks, I’ve decided to do something a little more simple with this quilt.

I’m keeping the block sizes that I worked so hard to set up, but I’m making the quilt into more of a modified log cabin quilt than a sampler. I have pieced my first few blocks with the improvisational log cabin style, and done a few of my 4-inch blocks in HST and solids.

12-inch communique block

dyo sampler

8-inch communique block

I have even started piecing the blocks together for the lower left section of the quilt.  It’s the only section that has partial seams, so I figured I would do it first to get it out of the way.

first block piecing communique quilt

What sewing projects are you working on?


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