Have you noticed that lately I haven't made any of my Japanese Taupe Quilt blocks, while sewing along with Amanda, at The Patchsmith blog? Yes, I have been that busy!
But lately I did make time to sew up 6 blocks!
|See all of Amanda's beautiful blocks at The Patchsmith.com|
Block # 26: Ichimatsu yotsu me ( which means four checkered squares)
|Block # 26 from the book by Susan BriscoeJapanese Taupe Quilts|
|Block # 26 Four checkered Squares Susie's Sunroom|
|Block # 77 from the book|
|#77 Four sword squares Susie's Sunroom|
Block # 24: Hira izutsu ni kugi (which means Flat well curb nail )
|# 24 flat well curb nail from the book|
Well, I learned a lot making this block. "The third time is the charm! "
|Block # 24 Flat well curb Nail Attempt 1, 2 and finally 3 !!|
So what happened? Well....
Attempt 1: I didn't turn my computer on to look at Amanda's directions and observations. (It had a horrible center and was way too small.) I must've been half asleep while making this block, because I just thought that the book gave longer strip dimensions "so I could trim them off." WHAT was I thinking???!!! Doh!
Attempt 2: I used some freezer paper and the templates, and really focused on the center to make the nice points. The block was still way too small. That center diamond was way too small. (Must've still been half asleep!)
Attempt 3: I read The Patchsmith's blog notes about block #24. I made the block according to her directions. It worked!! Yay! 'Nuff said.
|# 24 Flat well curb nail Susie's Sunroom|
Block # 69: Kawari kazaguruma (which means windmill variation)
|Block # 69 from the book|
|# 69 Windmill variation Susie's Sunroom|
|Block # 17 from the book|
You are correct!
This block was very fun for me to make! I do love having the correct scant quarter inch for my machine now!
|Block # 17 Kasuri diagonal Susie's Sunroom|
Block # 84: Yamabuki (which means Kerria rose)
|# 84 Kerria rose from the book|
|# 84 Kerria rose Susie's Sunroom|
|My Patchique blocks Susie's Sunroom|
I'll be posting my blocks in Amanda's Flickr group for the Patchique blocks. Hop on over to see all over her beautiful blocks. Her precision and style is amazing!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|