Monday, 7 May 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 10 - Boxed In

Block 10 - Boxed In

Another week and another easy block – ‘Boxed In’. Block 10 is quick, easy and very versatile. But before I show you how versatile there is one small note: the cutting measurements for piece F of Block 10 should read: F - Two 1¼” x 5 rectangles (fabric 3).  Don’t worry if you cut as per the pattern book – just trim the F pieces to size either before or after stitching.

This block was designed to represent a center square 'boxed in' by three frames. And it looks good made up this week - you can use the tutorial from Block 5 to fussy cut the middle as I have done if you wish.
Boxing in a small motif

But I did say it was versatile - block 10 can easily become a Courthouse Steps block by cutting pieces B, D and F from fabrics from one colourway and pieces C, E and G from fabric in another colourway. 
Block 10 - Boxed In Courthouse Steps

Find out how I combined Block 10 with Blossom Heart's lovely Kokeshi doll paper-pieced pattern to create a very pretty mug rug HERE.
Blossom Heart Patterns Kokeshi Doll Pattern

And come back next week when I will have two bonus blocks for you as we make Block 11 - Buttons and Spools.
Block 11 - Large Button (bonus block)

You can find all the blocks from the book HERE or by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.  

UntiI next time I look forward to seeing your blocks on Instagram (block10boxedin) or in the Flickr Group.  

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks Amanda... especially love the Kokeshi Doll. Christine xx

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  2. Thank you Christine. The Kokeshi Doll is a Blossom Heart pattern and is very reasonable as you get six variations of doll to paoer piece (just click on the photo and it will take you through to the pattern.)

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