Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Summer Sampler 2018 :: Points

Oh goodness! One glance at this week's Summer Sampler block and I knew I was in for a workout. Points, designed by Kristy/Quiet Play, was inspired by "one of the most iconic places in Australia - the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House." And it was definitely worthy of that inspiration!



I confess I kept telling myself, "the worst is over"... 16(!) segments of paper-piecing, then piecing those together into quadrants and then adding in a curve. That wasn't too bad - I just went pretty slow and am happy enough with the results. THEN came piecing my quadrants together, and for some reason matching up those triangles in that step was the fussiest part. (Read: I had to use my seam ripper a few times.)



That said, I'm happy enough with the result. Perfect? No, but good enough to live with, and I'm loving it with my other blocks.Pretty cool how far-flung the inspiration is for our blocks, don't you think?



Someone asked exactly what Carolyn Friedlander fabrics I am using, and it's just a mix of what is in my stash... selections from Botanics, Doe, Carkai, Friedlander, and Gleaned. Basically a little of this and a little of that - whatever felt right as a grouping. And I'm totally happy with my choice.

7 comments:

  1. This does look like a challenging block, but your version came out lovely. It's fun to see the map of inspiration locations grow. I found your version of this block to have a very nautical / compass feeling to it.

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  2. Nice job! I’m loving all of your blocks

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  3. You did a great job ! All these points ... this block looks tricky !

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  4. You did a great job with those curves! I love how your fabric choices are coming together. I can't decide what fabric to use so I haven't started yet. Soon....

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  5. They are all coming together so beautifully!

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  6. Regardless of the seam ripper coming out...it is a gorgeous block! I am really loving the fabric you used!

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