|Sewing Along with Amanda, The Patchsmith|
Block #25: Chigai igeta (Staggered igeta) (inspired by a family crest)
|Block #25 Chigai igeta from the book Japanese Taupe Quilts page 49|
Now when you look at this block in the book, it is very difficult to see differences between the two dark brown fabrics in this design. Her diagram was not much help on this pattern, either. But, Amanda figured out how to make hers, and then blogged about it. This is her pretty Block #25 ( a fusion of English country and Japanese colors and style): I love her fabrics!
|Block #25 by The Patchsmith|
Ahhh, now I can see the 'staggering.'
So I got busy, printed out Amanda's block, labeled the sections so I could sew the pieces together.....
|I made my block, laying it right beside a picture of Amanda's block, with the blocks numbered in a grid.|
I confused myself, because I made my light fabric assigned to Amanda's dark fabric in the picture. And visa versa.
I looked and all of the edges all lined up nicely. YAY!
Uh-oh. Did you see my mistake?
I didn't put the sections together in the right order. Boo!
Fortunately, I could rip out the seams easily on the bigger sections, and re-join them in the proper order!
|Block #25 Staggered igeta Susie's Sunroom|
It was well worth taking the time to fix the design.
Block #125: Kano rinpo (means Kano treasure wheel) (family crests featuring plants, leaves and objects)
|Block #125 from Japanese Taupe Quilts page 107|
Amanda's directions made this block a breeze. I found two Tupperware lids the perfect size of 7 inches and 4 1/2 inches in diameter, to make my donut circle.
|I centered my circle onto the block|
|Block #125 kano treasure wheel|
It didn't take long to choose the fabrics for this block. I dug into my bag of scraps ,left from making the other Patchique' blocks.
|Blocks #25 and #125 together Susie's Sunroom|
|32 blocks completed!!|
Amanda says we are over the half-way mark now!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
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