so clean and crisp looking.
I went to the blog where it was made, no pattern info or tutorial. But she says it was paper pieced. why would you need to do that? and how can i make it? a 10 or 12" block, not mini! lol
She made some beautiful blocks in different colorways!
That is a nice one. I really like the colors of some of the ones she made
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Oh, that is eye-catching! You could PP/foundation piece it, or strip-piece it & cut 4 diagonal squares (keeping the centers lined up so the diamond pattern appears). You'll have some waste from a long strip, but you could use those triangles in something else.
For a 12" block, the 4 squares would each have to be 6.5" raw. That might be an awkward size square to cut from a strip piece...unless there's a 6.5" square ruler? Ha ha - I have so many rulers I don't even know what I have without looking.
LOVE the cat in the stacks in the final picture -- that would SOOOOOO happen at my house!!
I think it's the fresh coordinated fabrics that make the blocks wonderful. I wouldn't want just one block so I'd do string quilt blocks making some identical ones to meet in the corners like that. Then the illusion is the 4 triangles that form a square.This message has been edited. Last edited by: EvelynB,
Another use of squares on point with strings.
beautiful! but i am totally lost here..i look at the block, it looks easy..but i am blank. i am a visual person anyways..
That is a very pretty block. I'm guessing that she paper pieced it for accuracy. For that block, you want all those strips to line up perfectly.
Here's a single block. It's symmetric so you start with the center strip across the diagonal. You could cut all the strips first if you're good at piecing. I'd probably use a fabric foundation but paper is cheaper so you could sew on the lines. You can buy 500 page reams of 8 1/2" x 11" newsprint that'll go through your printer to get the lines drawn to sew on. That paper tears off very well especially if it's dampened.
that looks nice Evelyn, thanks! makes more sense now.
i will have to figure out what size block i want and then make the pattern on foundation paper, i think your right about paper piecing it..would be so much more precise.
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