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Audition for Success

If you’ve been following me, you know I’m huge fan of “mock blocks,” cut-and-paste studies that allow you to audition your fabrics. Using the PDF below, a Farmer’s Wife block, try your hand at combining fabrics. Note that this sheet is 11 x 17 inches, so you’ll need to download the PDF to a memory stick and make copies at a copy shop.

Link to Farmer's Wife block PDF

To help you get started, here is my sample block and three student blocks from my “Modern Color” workshop. As you can see, “neatness doesn’t count.” Having fun does!

Tip: apply the glue to the paper block, not to the back of your fabric pieces