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
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|
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|
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!|