Okay first things first… using a random number generator on my phone comment (much easier than printing out all the comments and putting them in a hat like I did last time!), the winner of my copy of Sam’s Quilt Talk is
Today’s paper piecing Monday block has the best name EVER… yep today I present to you the Rolling Chocolate block…
So here is what you need:
For today’s paper piecing Monday I present the kitty corner block….
But I think there are more exciting possibilities if you are not cat or fussy cut focused. I would love to see a block with no white space – with a pattern fabric as the background. Maybe if I get time….
Last week saw the start of my new obsession… 12 inch classic blocks that use a simple square block. This week I have been playing with another block which I have seen called Joy Bell, Salem and St Gregory’s Cross to name just a few….
All these components are 4 1/2 inches unfinished and you can find the pattern for the arrow blocks here….arrow block. And of course the wonderful simple square, which will be in all the blocks here..WQ Simple square block.
When you have made the components the block is easy to put together, row by row.
There are so many possibilities with this block, so to help with the “playing” process I made a colouring sheet (joy bells color sheet), so that you can come up with your own combinations. Download the sheet, grab some colour pencils and go to work…
Over the next month or so I am going to try something a little different for Paper Piecing Monday. I recently found an old book of quilting patterns at a local thrift store and fell in love with the simplicity but complexity of the blocks. I was fascinated how many of the blocks used this simple square block …
So each week I am going to present a 12 x 12 inch classic block, and the pattern to make it…. starting with the Sawtooth Block.
You can find the paper piecing pattern for the simple square block, which will be using over the next couple of weeks here…WQ Simple square block For the half square triangles you can easily make these traditionally or you can use a paper piecing pattern which you can find here….WQ Half Square triangle
You can also traditionally piece the simple square but I love the accuracy that you get from paper piecing for this. It also allows you to get your fussy cut center just right .
When you have made all your components, lay the block out and then start piecing it together.
You can remove the paper at this stage, particularly if you have traditionally pieced the half square triangle corners. To complete my block I sewed the three blocks together in rows and then sewed those rows together. Easy.
With all the blocks I will be showcasing over the coming weeks, there is so many ways to interpret the pattern. I will be using Lizzy House’s Catnap fabric range for all my blocks, but the patterns work just as well with solids and scrappy colour play as they do with complete fabric lines.
You get different feeling blocks depending on how you choose to place your colours and fabrics….
there really is so many options and so much you can do with just this block….
So see you next week for another traditional block given the paper piecing treatment….