Memory quilt tutorial part 3

After washing and cutting apart all the dresses, I had a nice useable stack of fabric.  Cutting them apart at the seams also rendered them a bit less intimidating; after all, if I messed up the dress, I was ruining a bit of the family history.  A stack of fabric?  That’s comfortable and reasonable!

I thought I’d warm up with some nice strip piecing, cut apart to become stacks and stacks of 4-squares blocks:

Leticia piles of 4 square blocks

See how the unrelated fabrics all of a sudden become less startling when they are smaller bits, all jumbled together?

I then put the 4-square blocks together into the Irish Chain blocks, using the dark green background fabric to calm down the bright mix of dresses fabric:Leticia piles of irish chain blocks

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