The top piece of paper/art in the picture below was my inspiration for my quilt block. Earlier this year, I finally gave into my desire to own some washi tape and colored masking tape. Tape projects kept popping up on some of my favorite children's artwork blogs such as The Artful Parent and Mon Petit Lyons. I rationalized it would be fun art time for the boy (even though I secretly love office supplies and wanted the tape for myself!). One hot summer day, the boy and I set to work on the pink sheet. As he debated placement, I started playing around with a white piece of paper and before you know it, I had the design below. I knew immediately I would want to quilt this.
I have a small solids stash, but surprisingly I had colors to match all the colored tape, except for the lime green.
Although I had initially planned to make a quilt out of this, as soon as I saw Adrianne's challenge, I thought it would be fun to try out a block too. I thought about applique, thinking that would be faster, but I really preferred the look of piecing for this one. Lots of very thin strips of my fabric stack were cut and my inspiration photo was kept close by. After lots of piecing and pressing, this is my block! The white that you see finishes at only .25 inches wide and the colored fabric at .50 inches wide. Definitely the narrowest pieces of fabric that I have used to make a block and I used up 1.5 bobbins of thread just piecing this block!
I kind of love the block, so please excuse the additional photos to follow :). Here is another view....
And here is a view with the inspiration picture.
And a close up pre-trimming, so excuse the pin and jagged edges.
It was much fun to make this block! I'm so glad Adrianne hosted this challenge because it motivated me to make it sooner than I otherwise would have and now I want to make a bigger version quilt from this! Yay!
Want to know what I am going to do with the block? I hope I will be able to share that with you later this week!
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