Do you know what a poverty block is? When a quilter runs out of a fabric to make a block for a quilt and pieces together smaller bits of the fabric to make the block, the ensuing block is called a poverty block. Making do. I had to do this over the weekend.
I made a multitude of 4-patches over the weekend all from various white-on-white fabrics and one other pink/purple fabric.Can you see what happened? I ran out of fabric for that last block.
That is when I dug into the sewing room trash can and found these.
I wanted to use the purple because it was the darker of the two colors and I felt it would hide the seams better. There was enough of the two pieces of purple to piece together to make two 2.5" blocks. I then took apart one of the other purple 4-patches and substituted one of the poverty blocks into that block and made an entirely new 4-patch with the other poverty block. I moved the poverty blocks into the interior a bit so they wouldn't be as noticeable.
Okay. So I redid the design wall to make the checkerboard center a square rather than a rectangular shape. I like it much better as a square. You know that means I have to make ONE more poverty block, don't you? At least I have those pink pieces.
After that, the next step is to sew these 4-patch blocks into a large checkerboard. Can you believe that all that pink/purple is from one fabric?
What's on your design wall? Link to Patchwork Times DWM.