Monday, 11 March 2013

Curvaceous Jane

I hope you're not too bored of Jane yet! I'm not. I have two blocks to share tonight and then only one more prepared while I'm here, so there will be a bit of a break after that. I promise. And when I get home I have a few other projects I want to play with.

I started yesterday by finishing off the block I used in my EPP tutorial. It just needed some diamonds appliqued. I struggled with these, and the points are not sharp. In the end I basted them to freezer paper and the appliqued them; next time I'll baste to something slightly more sturdy and try again... but it is finished and I'm ok with it! It is block F-1: Big Top and the fabric is from Grandmother's Flower Garden by Lecien.

Yesterday's second challenge was curved English paper piecing. It is possible - look at this tutorial. So, to avoid applique, I decided to tackle it. I didn't make it easy on myself - nice small pieces, and I didn't cut enough of the white background fabric, so I was squeezing two pieces onto a piece cut for one - I'm generous when I cut, so it was just about possible, but basting would have been considerably easier with more seam allowance.

But I did it, and it worked and I am thrilled with my finished blocks! The fabric is Floral Elements from Art Gallery (I do own other fabrics, not just Art Gallery - I know it doesn't seem that way sometimes!) and the block is D-4 Crystal Star

5 comments:

Wendy said...

these are just beautiful! Well done!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I followed your tutorial yesterday to piece one of mine :o) and no, not sick of seeing them, just wish you would make two of each and mail one to me :o) hugs

Αρμονία said...

Beautiful!Kisses from Greece.

Lin said...

Lovely blocks Jennie.

Ada said...

Beautfiul blocks. Seems difficult.