Monday, 19 February 2018

Aves [week 4]

So I mentioned something about week 3 being back in the comfort zone.... well week 4 blew that comfort zone out of the water! I have to confess when I first looked at it, it scared me, and it's not often a patchwork block does that. But this innocent looking 6" block came complete with templates, y seams and curves! That's a lot to fit into a small block!

I spent all week wondering how to do it. Do I sew it by machine, or do I make myself some EPP templates, or do I sew it by hand (without papers). Or do I do what some have done and just applique those leaves? On Sunday afternoon I put on my big-girl panties and just got on with it. By machine. And whilst it took me a couple of hours, and a few seams did spend time with the seam ripper, overall I'm quite pleased with it. I'm certainly pleased that it is done. And even more pleased that week 5 looks straightforward!

This block is part of the Aves Quilt - a block of the week pattern designed by Kathy Kerr of Green Avenue Quilts.

1 comment:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous! (And well done for machine piecing it, I don't think I'd have dared!)