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quilt block

Not much of a post.  i know i keep saying i'll do a proper one, but here's my lastest block for birthday_blocks

This is a pattern i had in a book and i modifed it slightly.  The book was "501 Quilt blocks - a treasury of patterns for patchwork & appliqué" The pattern was a traditionally pieced block so i converted it to PP as that is my preferred technique, and i changed the arrangement of the boats slightly.  I liked the fabric for the sky and water for this.  I was lucky in that my local fabric store was having a massive sale on their last season quilting fabrics, so they had a huge reduction on them and were mainly novelty prints, but i managed to find the water and sky for this in the pile! :D I tried to keep the sky all directional on the blocks and i think it works well.  I may have to make myself another block for my own stash using these fabrics

BB2013_sailboat trio for kissmary

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jewells68
Feb. 26th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
Such a neat block. It's almost 3D. Very cool.
hardhatcat
Feb. 26th, 2013 05:35 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
I've been looking for an excuse to use this pattern for a long time
hp5freak
Feb. 26th, 2013 05:59 am (UTC)
What a lovely block!

Traditional piecing confuses me fiercely! i'm so glad that there are designers like you and ofenjen and the many others who make beautiful paper pieced patterns that I have a chance of understanding!
hardhatcat
Feb. 26th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
i'm slowly getting my head around traditional piecing, but still prefer PP ;)
ofenjen
Feb. 26th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
That is a really lovely block. Well done on the directionals, that is absolutely impressive!
hardhatcat
Feb. 26th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
i was happy with the directionals. i even got lucky with the wood grain lines on the small boat and one of the clouds lined up
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