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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Week 41 Red, White and Blue quilt


This one was going to be a challenge no matter which way I looked at it. Since my preset color scheme is grey and blue there is no way I could make a block with red, white and blue in it.

Having regard for that issue I decided that there was no point in making myself crazy and using the instructions which called for not only cutting templates but also precise piecing and a dreaded center point where every difficult seam had to meet exactly. So I went with an alternate and paper(foundation) pieced the block. You'll note that I chose to use a blue fabric patterned with a five pointed star.

The end result is that I have a completed block.

2 comments:

Sherrye said...

I've never understood paper-piecing, and everyone says it is "so easy". Reagardless, your block turned out perfect!!

Cheryl said...

The paper piecing solution had a lot of appeal to me when I looked at what other quilters were doing. Your perfect version probably just sealed that question!