Sunday, March 13, 2016

Design, Redesign and Some Hand-Piecing ...

Curvy Rails - On PointYesterday, I shared this block, designed for Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine's Everything Old is New Again Challenge.

The blocks this month are supposed to be inspired by the traditional Rail Fence block.

If you are curious to see all the entries and vote for your favorite, here's the link:

MQU Challenge

After my Curvy Rails block was made and posted, I wondered if maybe it wasn't quite ready for prime time.  Part of it was my choice of fabrics.  I also wasn't sure about the circle in the center, which I liked in my drawing, but not so much in my block.

A happy coincidence I discovered when I created the templates for this block was that it was constructed from two shapes - 4 s-shapes and 8 of the pieces on either side.

I liked the symmetry and wondered if I could accent that symmetry a bit more.  Here is the revised design.

I thought it might be a fun block to make in many colors for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Ready to Hand-Piece
I also thought it would be a fun block to hand piece ... and so here is my plan for Slow Sunday Stitching today.

I created templates for hand-piecing a smaller, 8-inch block, cut up some purple scraps and grabbed my hand sewing kit.  After I run some errands this afternoon and make a start on cleaning up the garden, I'll be good to go.

I'm joining the lists for Oh Scrap!  and Slow Sunday Stitching.


Paulette said...

I love your block, Sophie! Good luck on the contest!

Mystic Quilter said...

I shall be keeping my fingers crossed for you in the contest, you have designed a smashing block and I love the original one. Having said that I think your revised designed is also great, lots of movement.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a great block! I look forward to seeing your future blocks to see how it looks without the circle. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

SandraC said...

What a nice block...I like the one with the circle just fine!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Love your block. You are darned creative!

Jeanne said...

That's a great block! Thanks for sharing.

CathieJ said...

I love the way that purple block is going to look. I can just imagine how this will look in a rainbow of colors.

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