Thursday, November 13, 2014

November Patchique' Blocks

November Patchique' Blocks
Yesterday I found some time to make four Patchique' blocks.  What a pleasure that was! (I did do "chores" in between stitching.  )   It had been about a month since I made any Patchique' blocks, and I enjoyed picking out what colors that  I thought my future quilt would need. 

Block # 46:  Chigai kaku (which means Different angles)

Block #46   from Japanese Taupe Quilts  by Susan Briscoe

This block has 4 partial seams in it.  But, Amanda, The Patchsmith, explained how she made her block, and I forged my way through it!  The center block section was easy.  It did take me awhile  a half an hour to figure out how to connect the left and right sections, but I did it!  

My block #46-
Block #46    Different angles   by Susie's Sunroom

Next ... block #113:   Tessen ( which means Chinese clematis)

Block #113  From Japanese Taupe Quilts by Susan Briscoe

This was a quick and easy applique' block to make.  I wanted to feature blue and browns on this block.  I used a brown embroidery thread  (Rayon Madeira thread)  to emphasize the  blanket stitch around the edges of the applique' .    I will add some embroidery  on the flower center, after I make the blocks into a quilt top.

Block #113   Chinese clematis   by Susie's Sunroom

The third block- #60  Yotsume guruma (which means Quadruple wheel)

Block #60   from Japanese Taupe Quilts by Susan Briscoe
Wait a minute...Do you hear that pounding??!!  No, it's not a helicopter hovering over your roof ...
That's my heart racing.... I discovered that this block is a PINWHEEL.... simply disguised by the name  " Yotsume guruma or quadruple wheel " !!!  Amanda says it is a "flying kite."  I like that name, too!

Yay!    I spent a lot of time picking out some of my favorite fabrics to make this block.
And here is my sweet  little pinwheel-

Block #60   Quadruple wheel     by Susie's Sunroom
I love this pattern and combination.    Should I use it for pillows  or corners if I need to make my quilt bigger??

The last block for today:   Block #121   Kaku kuyo  (which means nine squares)
Block #121  from Japanese Taupe Quilts  by Susan Briscoe

Here is my block... with the familiar nine patch square!

Block #121 Nine squares   by Susie's Sunroom

I think of moons floating in the night sky when I see mine.   
And this is what they look like all together....

By Susie's Sunroom

My Patchique' Pile....I may or may not have done a Happy Dance through them....

Amanda says we have 2 more blocks to do.  I peeked, and the patchwork one has lots of teeny pieces...  better get out my seam ripper now!!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. I love your blocks. I wish the auto correct would stop helping me.....
    I wanted to say I love block 113...
    Really cute all together.

  2. I love all of them...but especially that Flying Kite one - the colors and design are just gorgeous!

  3. These blocks are fascinating and I love your collection. You have the most beautiful brown prints, Susie :)


  4. Beautiful blocks! You have achieved the perfect balance of colors and all of the blocks are so serene!!! You have a very broad fabric stash!!!


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