I stitched this out yesterday and it worked the first time so rare! This is the last block I wanted to digitise for my sampler quilt. Now it is simply a matter of getting on with it.
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Today is the last day of school holidays. I like school holidays – not having to be anywhere by a particular time, much more relaxed mornings, but it is a bit more difficult to get any jobs done that require concentration. I want to digitise one more block for my foundation block quilt. I’ve spent [...]
This is 1/4 of my Bachelor’s Puzzle block. I did this in two pieces and then joined them, which means the finished block will have 8 pieces – I might be getting a bit carried away. I have one more block to go to make 12, but I haven’t got one in mind yet.
This is my latest digitised block, a Pinwheel. I used paint to show you what it would like if there was four of them. I need two more blocks to make 12 – I’m considering a Bachelor’s Puzzle, Water Wheel and New York Star – although I might think of another block before the end.
I know I have written about this book before, but I have finally finished reading it. This book is a textile lover’s dream – the illustrations are beautiful and it is full of fascinating information. It is not the type of book to read all at once, but just dip into every now and then [...]
The above block is 1/4 of an Iowa Star. You need to imagine 4 of them exactly the same, but rotated to make a square in the middle – like this I digitised the block using Embird Studio and it came together quickly. I did cut some of the fabric pieces a little too small, but [...]
I have been working away on the Pineapple block – this is the 7th iteration. It didn’t stitch out perfectly (so there will be an 8th version) I had to do a couple of dodgy things, but I am happy with the final result. I just need to change the order of a few bits [...]
I’ve started work on the Pineapple Block and it has proven to be a little bit tricky, but on the plus side I’ve learnt a few things about Embird. This little magic tool allows you to specify the length and width (exactly) of objects – no more using the grid to create the right size. [...]
I think this is better than the last one - it came together quickly, which is handy in the school holidays!
This is the first attempt at the Courthouse Steps block. One of the seams isn’t quite right and I think I can fit another step in on the flowery steps. It came together easily, so easily I might try a Pineapple Quilt Block next (like one of the ones below) …