Thursday, September 11, 2014

Patchwork of the Crosses

Time for another block!  This is a fabulous block made almost totally from one great stripe fabric.

These are the two fabrics I used.  The stripe is from the "Cotton Club" collection by Red Crinoline. There are so many design options with this stripe it will be difficult to decide which is your favorite.

For my block, I cut across the strip horizontally instead of the more obvious vertical cuts.  I like the way the horizontal cutting created a lacy white circle in the center.
Cut the four center honeycombs using the usual fussy cutting techniques.  Cutting the corner units can be a little tricky because you need to make sure you have exactly the right amount of the white lace to complete the circle.  Here's a technique I found posted on Pinterest by fussy cutting expert Lisa Eagan from Australia.  It may help you with cutting this block.

As you can see, Lisa marks her template papers to help with the placement of the papers on the fabric.  I've also found that marking the acrylic template with a grease pencil will help with placement when cutting the fabric.
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1 comment:

scraps and stitches said...

Thank you for the acknowledgment...I'm still making blocks for this quilt.