More foundation paper piecing going on this year. When I saw this block on Craftsy (update 15th Oct 2019 – Craftsy does not exist anymore), I thought that the design is so pure and modern. And as I live in Spain, a bull would be the perfect addition to all the other quilted animal blocks I have made. Many thanks to Jo from Unicornharts for the pattern.
As first I pieced the block on the right (the one with the fly on it), just grabbed a few favourite Kona Solids from the box and started sewing. The pattern is straight forward with easy to follow instructions. I took the colours from the staple top to bottom, without any plan. I do like the way the block turned out, but was not happy with the colour order. So I went to plan B and though more about the colour design. Instead of 5 colours as on the right, I added one more hue and placed the colors in a graduating order.
Capture of the block back :
Instead of glueing to paper pieces together, I prefer to sew them together with the machine – see right side. Before I sew the individual pieces together, I tear off the paper on the seam. This makes it easier to press the seams (normally) open.
An detailed photos of the block:
As next I have to decide how to finish the blocks – both on the final block size and the quilting.
Linking with :
- Modern Patch Monday @ Modern Cologne Quilters
- Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
- Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
- Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation