2014 Challenge – the PatchworkJanuary 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Patchwork, Quilting | 5 Comments
Tags: 2014 Challenge
So, looking at the strong graphical patterns of the fabric, I though it would work out well to use a magnified section of the pattern as a patchwork block. Some drawing and fiddling later, I had this:
Since I liked what I saw, I started making the other eight blocks needed part by part. Starting with the easy things, the quarter-sqared triangles:
Followed by the squares made from irregular triangles:
You can already see that I had to be pretty economic in my use of the black and white fabric, since there was so little of it, but I managed somehow.
The half circles:
And from that, the completed half blocks:
Combined with the smaller squares from above, I got eight blocks:
Adding the test block back in makes 9 blocks, which can be arranged into a 3*3 pattern:
Looks pretty dramatic and captures the fabric well, I think. Since this ended up being a bit smaller than the required 40*40 cm, I added a narrow white border:
It’s now a bit too big, so some of the border will be cut off once it’s quilted. We’ll look at that next week I think, this post does have enough pictures already!