This month's quilting blocks from Amy Gibson's Craftsy course were even more fun to make than last month's blocks! I had never done this kind of foundation piecework and was really eager to try them out using scraps from my stash. These are the perfect blocks to get rid of lots of thin scraps. So, I pulled out my many zip-lock bags and out came the colorways...
The principle behind foundation piecing is that you have a shape that you cover with scraps. The string block is named so for the strips of fabric used. In the past, strips of fabric were referred to as string according to the course. Interesting!
Here is my string block using warm tones:
|March's String Block: warm colors|
The second block is named broken spiderweb because when you make four of them and put them together the center of the four blocks resembles a spider's web. But, at first I didn't know why and all I saw was a four pointed star... like a compass. I really loved the way this one turned out, too.
|March's Broken Spider Web Block: cool colors|
|Block of the Month: March|