Tuesday, 3 September 2013

New Charm Block

I received another charm block in the post and also enclosed was another little charm for the bracelet.

I get the pattern, fabric and charm sent from the Quilted Crow Girls every two months. I signed up on a whim last year and it has been a bit of fun. The fabrics are very traditional, maybe a civil war style and I don't have fabrics like that in my stash. The blocks are traditional patterns and I haven't done traditional piecing for years and it is nice to revisit the techniques.

They send a foundation pattern in the kit and this makes it so easy to open it up and start sewing! This time it was the pineapple block and it took a lot longer than all the other blocks so far. I hope that they aren't getting more difficult each time!

Even when foundation piecing you have to be very accurate when sewing the block because just a slight deviation from the line and your points are off.

Charmed-Pineapple Block

The pineapple block has always been one of my favourites and years ago I had been planning on making an entire quilt with the block. I really like the striped fabric on the outside, it gives a lot of interest to the block.
The block is 6" finished.

I must show you the little charm that came with it. It's hard to believe that the little charm block is made of fabric as well. I am glad that I didn't have to make that block!

Pineapple Charm

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

I love the striped fabric too, great job.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude,

I usually stay away from stripes mainly because I always think of sewing them along the length, but sewing them the other way adds so much interest.

Tania said...

What a beautiful block you have made, and in such beautiful fabrics. I have recently become a big fan of foundation piecing, and really enjoy the process. And that little charm is amazing - it is hard to believe that somebody could sew something that small!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Tania,

I love foundation piecing as well, once you get the hang of it, it is so easy, although you do have to sew exactly on the lines!