First up is the patched block – block 30 entitled ‘Kasane itsutsu me’ (five layered squares).
|Block 30 from Japanese Taupe Quilts|
|Patchiqué Block 30- Patchsmith Style|
Whilst Block 30 can’t be reversed, Block 85, ‘Hanakaku’ (flower square) can be reversed both horizontally and vertically.
|Block 85 from Japanese Taupe Quilts|
Firstly make sure your initial background square is 9½” exactly. Secondly, for the first time on this journey, there is a need to reverse an appliqué template from the book - piece 85b. If you do as I have done and use the same fabric for the side petals the reversal is easy – trace one 85b onto the paper side of fusible webbing and then fold the webbing in half along the traced straight line of the template and trace onto the other side of the fusible webbing. In effect you will have one large fan unit that you can fuse and cut before cutting in half to create your two petals (it sounds complicated but it isn’t – trust me!).
|Patchiqué Block 85- Patchsmith Style|
There you have it – two more blocks to add to our collection. Next fortnight it will be the turn of patched Block 21 and appliqué Block 80.
Sew until then ......