Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A Puzzling Block

One of the ladies on the quilting forum drew up this block for me using EQ5. It consists of 12 identically shaped blades arranged in a circle. This was a fun block to sew, especially since it seems to be rather unique. This was the first time I tried a set-in circle and a couple of spots on the edge are a bit wonky but overall I really like this block! I used the batiks I got on the shop hop last Saturday for the center blades...the rest of the fabrics were ones I had in my stash.

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5 comments:

sharonb said...

I like this - I think it will maek a wonderful crazy block

Rian said...

I agree--this just screams for beads and stitches!! Very pretty block.

Jules said...

This block is very cool. I have once tried to sew an inset circle. Ruth McDowell on Simply Quilts inspired me to try. I just used a whole piece instead of the wonderfully pieced piece you did.

Deb H said...

Interesting block. Is it going into a crazy quilt? I think I would use Elanor Burns favorite applique method if I wanted to do a circle. Using iron on stabilizer with the bumpy fusible side to the right side of the fabric. Sew the circle, cut a hole in the stabilizer, then turn it so that the stabiler fusible side is on the backside ready to fuse to the background. After it's fused & sewn down you can cut away most of the underneath parts.

Kay said...

What a great block. What are you going to do with it?