Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time to build .....

.... my house blocks. Now that all of my 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" (finished 6" x 6") blocks have all been made, it is time to tidy up those scraps and pieces of paper and take out the sections of my house blocks and start sewing them together. Some of you have asked about this pattern and I am in the process of writing up a tutorial on how you can draft up your own house block pattern (this will not include the smaller 6" finished blocks) and make your own quilt. That tutorial will be coming up in the next week or two. So stay tuned for the tutorial if you are interested.

In the meantime, I wanted to show you how one of the more intricate blocks was made. Some of those blocks were so tricky that there was no other way for me to make them except using the English Paper Piecing method. Below, you can see some of the templates that were basted onto fabric and hand sewn together.


This is how the back looks like before being trimmed to size and all the basting and paper templates removed.


This is the block. See, is this not an intricate block?


Have a great day, eh!

10 comments:

quiltcat said...

oh. that looks great and your work gourios.its always fun to see your work wonderful work on the blog
happy stiching
mg elfriede

Karen said...

I am waiting to see it all come together. The parts look good.

Jennifer said...

Definitely the only way to make a block such as this one.....you would go cross-eyed trying to make it with regular piecing! This is going to be one gorgeous quilt.

Sharon said...

It looks great, I would have done this by hand as well. For some blocks, it just how you gotta do them and it's worth the effort. I'm loving this quilt!

liz said...

That is an intricate block. Nicely done.

Julie Fukuda said...

That looks like a lot of work for one tiny block but the result is lovely.

Janet said...

Your blocks look fabulous. I think it's lucky that we have lots of ways to get the tricky ones together.

Barb said...

I really like your pieced blocks in the houses!
Looking forward to seeing more

Teresa said...

The house quilt is going to be beautiful. I just love what all you have done so far. I was excited to see you had EPP the one block. I was thinking of trying that on a Mariner's compass block and was not sure how it would work. Once again, you have inspired me!

bere said...

Belos trabalhos!
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