Monday 1 October 2018

Rivervalley Quilters' Modernish Block of the Month

Rivervalley Quilters have asked for a block of the month to run for nine months, starting today. Paulette and I have agreed to head up a crew of "volunteers."

The first block is presented by Dinah.  It is her take on Hawaiian Appliqué Quilt Blocks.

My version of a Hawaiian quilt block is a little different, I'm not sure it will make the final cut for my quilt, but it certainly was fun to make.

Since all the blocks are going to be 12" finished (12 1/2"unfinished) I started designing my block with an eleven inch square piece of paper.

I folded it in half on the diagonal, and then folded twice more on the diagonal.

I drew a funky design that no way resembles the beautiful leaves Dinah came up with.

When I cut it and opened it up, it looked like an ink blot, but I decided to go ahead with it.

Since I was fusing mine, I traced it onto fusible web and then cut some of the inner fusible out. This is to make the block not quite so stiff.

I fused the web onto the back of my fabric and cut out on the lines.

I cut a thirteen inch square of background fabric and folded it on the diagonal and pressed to make some reference marks for placement of my ink blot.  After fusing the blot, I stitched 1/8" in on all edges and then trimmed the block down to 12 1/2".

Maybe my next try will be a true Hawaiian design that is reverse appliquéd like Dinah's.  Stay tuned.