Chimney Sweep Test Block

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I would be doing a test block of the Chimney Sweep block. I really enjoyed piecing this one, much more than the Washington Sidewalk – but that could have been headache hangover at that point. I either need to make my squares for my HSTs and QSTs slightly larger, or do a narrower seam – both of these blocks are just a smidge to small – and i did do a spot-on &#188″ seam – So, i’ll cut one block slightly larger and go from there .. ten-to-one, I’ll have it perfect by block 12 – oh wait .. I’m only doing 12 :S.

As you can see, while my edges are better on this block, they still aren’t right and the block is smaller than 11″

This might be the block I end up using .. Seeing both side-by-side on my cutting table, I just like the look of the Chimney Sweep more and it has nothing to do with the dark green I used either.

I still need to make up my mind on whether this block will be to busy for the quilt at this time. While waiting for my book (**note to self .. nudge dad on this one … ), I’ll play with some other blocks – I might even do a log cabin .. we’ll just have to see .. I did get a wealth of information on blocks from this period from Clues in the Calico – heh, but NOTHING compared to 4,000 blocks (!!)


One thought on “Chimney Sweep Test Block

  1. Grace, I really like this block, and I know that it’s just a test but have you considered doing it the other way round? By that I mean with the light in the center and dark around the outside? Of course, I guess how well that would work would depend entirely on what its neighbors would be.

    Have fun!


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