I can't believe that it is time to share with you the last two of the quilt blocks, for my future Patchique' quilt! Amanda, The Patchsmith, and I began our Patchique' block-making journey in October 2013. Every two weeks, we tried to create a patchwork block and an applique' block.
|The Patchique Quilt Project|
I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to "keep up" with Amanda's skills, in making patchwork and in applique blocks for a quilt. But I knew I would learn a lot through the experience.
Patchwork block # 38: Kasuri juji hishi (which means Kasuri diamond crosses.)
|Block #38 by Susan Briscoe from Japanese Taupe Quilt Blocks|
This block was fun to make.... even though it is made up of 81 pieces of fabric!! (I didn't count how many total blocks, until I finished it up! I didn't want to get scared before I even began sewing it!) There are good diagrams in the book , to show you how to join the different sections.
I chose some favorites for the fabrics- a red tonal and a taupe .
|#38 Block Kasuri diamond crosses by Susie's Sunroom|
I was totally shocked when it came out as a 9 1/2 inch square!! (Did you hear my big squeal of delight?!)
Applique' block #104: Hachi hon ogi guruma (which means Eight fan wheel)
|Block #104 by Susan Briscoe from Japanese Taupe Quilt blocks|
|Block #104 Eight Fan Wheel by Susie's Sunroom|
My daughter says the fan wheels remind her of the paddles on a nativity scene that rotates around from the heat of the candle flames.
I cannot create the beautiful layout graphics that The Patchsmith made with her blocks, but this is a layout of my 42 blocks. I will be adding a sashing around each block.
The four blocks at the very bottom will be the four outer corner blocks in my quilt .
|Susie's Sunroom Japanese Taupe Quilt blocks|
|These four blocks will be on the outer corners....|
If you want to see the whole collection of Patchique' blocks, you can click:
here - in my blog Patchique' page
here - in my Flickr page
You can see all of The Patchsmith's gorgeous Patchique' blocks, (and mine) - here
|The Patchsmith's block #106|
Susie's Sunroom's block #106
I have heard from Amanda that we will "occasionally" be making some "tricky" blocks in the future... I don't know if I will be scared or thrilled!! ("Tricky" means over 100 pieces in the 9 1/2 inch block.)
I have grown to love sewing these Japanese blocks and seeing them come to life. I will consider the "finishing" of a block, which contains 100- plus little pieces, "a good day for quilting!" And you may hear a little squealing again!
So keep checking in to see the progress on my Japanese Taupe Quilt.
|I'm off to my sewing room!|