Friday, September 14, 2018

Unusual block size



Block #13 of the Blockheads II project is a patchwork flower designed by Coriander Quilts. The finished size of the block is 6" by 18" which is a bit unusual for regular quilting patterns. There were over 40 pieces to cut out, and I made a couple of changes as I went along. 
This is the flower head which measures 6" finished. I added a little connecting corner on the blue corner blocks to round out the flower petals a little more.

Blockheads II Block #13



Here is my finished flower. I thought the bottom of the block looked a bit bare, so on my block I added another leaf to the stem on the left (the original pattern has 2 leaves).

And I gave myself a challenge by making the background from 2 slightly different directional fabrics. At times I enjoyed the challenge, and at other times (involving the seam ripper) I was not as happy with that great idea!

The photo doesn't show what the block really looks like... I think it looks much nicer (not as busy) in real life. From a distance, the background fabric makes it look like it is raining on the flower.

Sewing this block was a fun brain snack for me this week. It reminded me that sometimes I really enjoy the math and the precision construction aspects of quilt making. 

8 comments:

  1. Your flower block is lovely! Great idea to add the extra leaf and use 2 prints for the background! I love it and it isn't too busy at all!! And another mystery?!? You crack me up! I can't wait to see what you make though!!!

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  2. Looks great, the extra leaf makes the flower more pleasing to the eye overall.

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  3. Cute! I really like this block. I think a lot of fun could be had with it. Is the whole quilt made with different flowers?

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  4. A complicated block - a fun brain snack made me smile. Nice fabrics though!

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  5. I think your block looks great with the changes you made!

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  6. It looks great to me! That is a very clever flower design.

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  7. I love that you used two different backgrounds! That is so clever. The flower turned out great!

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  8. Very pretty and very fun. The directional background was an inspired choice, if occasionally painful one during construction. This block would make a great center for a wall hanging.

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