Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Mile a minute and cheddar

I continue to be fascinated by Mile a Minute - I think it's both for the colours and the fact that it makes something from (nearly) nothing!  Because I accept scraps from anyone, it's doubly interesting, as fabrics from other people's stashes are always a lot more interesting than from your own!  I am teaching a class on MAM later this year, so wanted to make up a few samples. 

I have made this design before, but still love it.  The star is from Victoria Finlay Wolfe's book '15 Minutes of Play' although the setting etc is mine.  The yellow is nice and gutsy and provides a good foil for the scrappiness.  Next I tried a different idea from Victoria's book.

This is a work in progress.  I love making these blocks too, and have been looking through my solids for possible X fabrics.  Not sure how this will go, but maybe a cascade of colours from top left - pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue purple - and then a MAM border.  We'll see.
And I have been keeping up with my Stars in a Time Warp blocks.  The latest fabric was cheddar.  I've never been exactly sure what colour cheddar fabric is, and now I find it's exactly the colour of the cheddar cheese in my fridge - yellow orange!  I couldn't believe that I had the correct colour in my stash, and was able to make the stars straightaway. 

The left hand one is my reproduction (looking more orange than in reality) and the right my modern one.  I love that purple and cheddar spot : why didn't I buy the bolt?! 


Sew Create It - Jane said...

I was just thinking about MAM this afternoon...I'm having such a good clearout and the scrap bin is looking rather full!

Bekah said...

Those X blocks are really cool - very modern art-esque!
MAM looks fun - there are so many things that can be done with it!