Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Castle Wall

I'm working on the Castle Wall block and using EPP as my sewing method. Thanks, Mickey Depre for the idea!

This is just what I like to do:  pick out 5 different fabrics for each block, figure out where I want them, and then mindlessly EPP them. With 49 planned blocks, I probably will use fabrics more than once, but not in the same places.


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm always amazed at how remarkably fabric and color choices can change the appearance of a quilt block! If i study the block itself, reminds me of a faceted stone, yet the color choices make each completed block resemeble something else.

Block one looks a solar eclipse. The moon is dark in the center, the yellow zig zag and pink polka dot materials tie together the squares and diamonds into the visible corona of the sun, then the sky is dim around the corona and darker further away.

Block two makes me think of watchworks. The bold polka dot pattern is dominant, and forms a gear cog, which is aligned with the bits of red in the center piece, giving it the look of another gearwheel, and the blue looks like a toothed cog.

Block three makes me think of a rainstorm over a meadow with a lake. Above it is a ring of clouds, and the diamonds are rain falling down and rippling the surface of the lake.

Block four is different in that the blocks don't really combine in any recognizable patterns, and the eye is drawn to the pretty little flower in the center.

All of them are lovely, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else pops up as you continue.

Ruth said...

Mostly I just pick out some fabrics and let serendipity take its course. I don't really plan it out. So it's always a surprise.

Linda S Watson said...

Wow, those are wonderful. The paper piecing - I'm wondering. I have a piece of an old quilt that I found at a rummage sale. The pieces are octagons and there are patterns of old newspaper in each one. Does that make any sense? It's like they cut out the newspaper and used it as a pattern to baste the fabric onto (a small edge turned under all the way around) and then the octagons are stitched one to another.


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