The week 8 block is Puss in the Corner, and one has to make two versions: one with the four border strips and one without. The block without the border has a 5″ finished size, with the border 7″.
I decided to dive into my new fabrics from Den Haan & Wagenmakers (see the post for week 7 for details). I don’t know exactly which collections all these fabrics come from (no printing on the selvage of my pieces) but they are either Judie Rothermel or Moda. I went with greens for my 5″ block.
I really like the green on the far right: it has a slightly zingy acid tone in real life, that really lifts the colour combination. So I cut out my squares and triangles…
And sewed them all together. One Puss in the Corner.
For the 7″ block with the border, I also used new shades from my Den Haan & Wagenmakers purchase: reds and blacks, but, for the first time in this quilt, I added a solid to the mix, well almost; I added a black Moda Marble. I decided at the beginning of my Reproduction Gypsy Wife that I would want some non-patterned fabrics in it, to give the eye a resting place, and that I would do that with the borders around some of the blocks and also with some of the top-to-bottom vertical strips. I thought that compltely solid colours might be a bit too stark, so I chose a range of muted Moda Marbles for this, and this block, the first with a border, is the first time I’ve used one.
So this ingredients looked like this:
I treated myself to a new blade in my rotary cutter (I use one from Fiskars) and away I went.
The block went together even faster than the first one, as there was not thinking things out involved! So this is the second Puss in a Corner block.
And after 8 weeks this is the progress, 9 blocks completed.