Santa put some block sets under the tree for me this year.
What do you notice in this one?
Direction of the stripes?
Would you place the stripes on only one direction?
How about the piecing?
Would you put it in a quilt and cut off all of the outer corners?
See the make-do piece?
How about the bias corners?
Here's a detail photo.
See the corner piece - would you piece this way today? This was probably from a garment.
Note how small the anchors are in the conversational print.
This one has a nice red ground equine conversational.
The little motif with the horseshoe looks like it might be a bridal bit.
The set has over 30 blocks with wonderful shirtings and conversationals.
I plan to enjoy them as is.
I've decided I need more dots in my stash.
Here's the block detail - 7/8" sashing - pieced.
The dot block is also pieced - see the 1/8" sliver?
The blocks are hand pieced. However, where the small pieces are - machine stitching. Perhaps a clue the blocks were made from machine sewn clothing.
The back - showing the hand sewn seams.
See the pin?
This block has at least three 'patched' patches.
More stripes - any direction works.
Detail of the patches, and the patch.
Does the corner patch look like the corner of a shirt pocket?
Last, but not least - I used cheddar (orange) as my neutral in this Catherine's Garden
block. It's been fun hearing from you and your fabric selections! Pastels, Kafffe, Red and green - all fabulous!
Have a great week! I hope it includes some stitching time.