I started by fussy cutting blocks from the various fabrics that I wanted to frame. (My favorite is the journal design which says "Sweet Dreams" with a heart in the center.) Here's a quick look at how I made them:
|White squares marked to cut in half.|
|Pinned squares to corners.|
|Squares sewn on the diagonal line.|
|Measured 1/4 in and cut off the excess.|
Then press open.
|Add borders to all sides.|
After completing the "frames" for each block I used the remaining fabric to create a braid that I thought would show how the fabrics complimented each other. Finally, I used black to unify the squares. The effect I wanted was a gallery wall of colors and fun. I think it worked well.
|Madrona Road Top finished!|