Jul 20 14

Playing with Blocks

…quilt blocks, that is!  This is my latest block design:
It’s a 15 inch square block that was designed to be a companion block to what I am calling Pennsylvania Dutch Block #1:
These are all machine embroidery applique designs and they hold a lot of texture because the stitching is fairly dense.  The flowers in each one are somewhat reminiscent of one another:
That first flower is from PA Dutch Block #1, and this next flower is from PA Dutch Block #2:
(There is a jump stitch in that last photo that hasn’t been snipped away yet!)  I’ve also just began playing around with “sub-blocks” that are derivatives of the above two blocks.  Here is one:
And here’s a small version of PA Dutch Block #2:
…and here’s what that last block would look like set on point:
Oh wouldn’t it be nice if a day were just 35 hours long?  And don’t forget to sign up to win a free seat in my Craftsy class that will be launching very soon!  If you’d like a chance to win, make a comment to this specific post from last week by 5 pm on Tuesday, 7/22/2014 (Eastern daylight savings time.)

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