In May of this year I posted quilt blocks that I bought online. They were very soiled and poorly constructed. When I took them apart I found that the quilter who pieced them hadn’t cut and sewn the pices accurately. I decided to make some paper pieces and baste them in the English Paper Piecing style, so I’d get uniform pieces/blocks.
I had to edit out quite a bit, but I was able to save enough to keep the original “flavor” of the blocks. I hand stitched the blocks together and added a narrow indigo blue border followed by a double pink, and then an indigo binding. It ended up 34.5″ x41″.
As I worked on the quilt I found optical illusions that changed depending how I looked at it.
and pink backgrounds with blue and white stars. I also saw what looked like Tumbling Blocks that would appear and disappear. It’s a fun design! I quilted it by “stitching in the ditch” rather than 1/4″ away from seam lines like originally thought I would. I was afraid I’d get a “tent” in the centers. The border has a simple cable design.
I had a few more pieces left that I didn’t want to waste, so I’m piecing some Tumbling Blocks and will either applique them onto a background or make another small piece?
This was a fun little change…and has one of my all time favorite color combos. I love double pink! : )