My art quilters are coming today so I wanted to have one block of Winding Ways sewn together. My assessment? The block is a little wavy, not very square, and the center is off by a smidge (after ripping and trying again). I may regret having the blocks cut in batik. Of course I didn't make this block until 10 p.m. so I'll blame it on being tired.
I appreciate all of the comments on yesterday's post. I realize not everyone is working with strips so my second suggestion is to cut a strip 5" or 8" or whatever size will accomodate the largest piece you need to cut for your chosen block. I have cut a 9" strip off most of my Kaffe fabrics instead of dragging out yardage every time I want to cut for a quilt. I keep the 9" strips in a storage box separate from the yardage. I can easily cut triangles or diamonds or whatever shape I need from that strip.
I'll do a post on values later this week. I want to pull some fabrics to illustrate my point about value. I have a scrap quilt class to teach tomorrow so I'll need a couple days to prepare.