Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 19 Lightning


Welcome to week 19 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about foundation piecing. I cannot get enough of this technique. It has unlimited possibilities. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.



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Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.

My guest this week is Lauren from I Want to Cut you blog. Lauren has made this fab block called 'Burst'
Make sure you pop over and have a look at this great block.

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Lightning
The storm season is upon us. Unplug your computers, store the torches and candles.


Techniques explored
  • Foundation Piecing
Materials
  • Small pieces of blues and yellows. 
Making the block
In previous blocks I have shown the technique I use for foundation piecing. The important steps are:
  • Use a very small stitch so you can rip off the paper easily when done
  • Cut your seams back to 1/4"as you go
  • Press with a dry iron as you go
The foundation template for the block can be found here . Remember, do not scale or 'Fit to Page'

Let's Play

The Block - 8" finished

On Point with rotation and colour play
Horizontal Layout with rotation
Horizontal with rotation
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks block. Next week it will something to be thankful for.

*** Copyright 2011 Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***

1 comment:

  1. This is a really interesting block with a lot of possibilities. I like how you've set it up several different ways.
    best, nadia

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