Thursday, March 24, 2011

Block for Rebekah

I put this on my blog yesterday, but didn't have time to post here.  I enjoyed making this block as it gave me the chance to do two things I don't often do.

I have wanted to experiment with using a line of satin stitching as a design element for quite a while and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

As some of you know, improvisation is not my strong point - it is not my default position.  However, I don't know how to draw the shape that Rebekah wanted with any of the programs on my computer, so there was no way to make nice, neat templates :)  So, I cut the shapes free-hand, knowing that you all are not sticklers for perfection.  I hope the results work well for you, Rebekah!

Next up, Mondrian inspired for Robin.


  1. That's satin stitching, brilliant! I was wondering how you made those amazingly perfect little lines! I think your shapes look really neat, how did you put them together?

  2. Lauren,
    Thanks! The frames are fusible applique and the grey center is just placed under the applique. Simple and direct!