Sunday, 15 May 2011
Rainbow Double Flying Geese Circle on White with a dash of black
This rainbow block is another one to go with the rainbow tree from yesterday. I'll let you know what it's for as soon as I can. This was the first quilt block I designed myself and I still love it. It's quite a fiddle to make but I am quite quick at it now and, because it's paper pieced, I love how pointy it all is. The template for this block is off my blog at the moment because it is supposedly going into a book coming out at Spring Market but I have had nothing about that book for months so, if it's been shelved, the template will come back onto the blog. I have a 10", 12" and 16" version of it. You paper pieced each of the 24 segments that make up the block then assemble each triangle, then into squares, then into half the block and then that final tricky middle seam.
I was telling the ladies over on Flickr that I accidented on a version of this block someone had made once. The person who had made it did not credit it back to me, said the pattern was badly drafted and the finished block lacked the wow factor usually associated with paper pieced blocks. I have to say, I disagree. I think it does have wow factor and, if you're a competent paper piecer and regular piecer, you can put it together quite quickly. I mean, I wouldn't want to make a whole quilt of them but an occasional one now and then is fun.
Hey, what say, if the book doesn't come out, we have a little QAL for this block. I'll draft up a big version and take you all through it step by step and we can all make double flying circle mini quilts to hang on the kitchen or sewing room wall. Ooh, you could make it in Christmas fabrics for the centre of the table at Christmas. Wait a minute ... there are 24 traingles ... could we do some kind of advent version or am I getting ahead of myself here?!
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 06:08