Fancy Block #2

swingset block


Amanda and I are still practicing our paper piecing, improv piecing and block design skills.  But, I must admit that I made this block at Penny's workshop back in April.  (This week has been all about cleaning the house and preparing for Henry's birthday party.  The other night I was up until 2:30am frosting a three layer chocolate cake.)  But, back to the block....I drew up a picture for this in my sketchbook.  Then I split the design into two sections for paper piecing.  Then I added the border and lastly I added the whipped chain stitch embroidery for the chains on the swings.   I don't have a plan for this block right now, but making it was a lot of fun. Check out Amanda's fancy block for the week here.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow. That block is amazing!

Kylie Lloyd said...

very cute and creative.

vanree said...

This Block is gorgeous!
Vanree

amandajean said...

the chain stitching is such a nice touch to this beautiful block, Melinda. I wonder what you are going to come up with for this week?

Rachel Hauser said...

Found you through Amanda's blog today. What a great block. The addition of the chain stitching is very clever. Nicely done!

Maddy said...

Love the swing block and admire the work that went into it!
And I have added your blog to my favourites on my blog http://www.calowera2.blogspot.com/
which isnt about craft, but about our 11 acre horse mini ranch)

audreypawdrey said...

Love this block! The chain stitching really does make it perfect.

Diane said...

What a great block! I would love to learn how to piece like that. I love your blog too. You have a lot of great stuff.

suesueb said...

Love it~my granddaughter's new favorite thing is swinging and I need to make a block like this!!

Fiona @findingfifth said...

I am paper piecing a neighbourhood with a central park and this block just inspires me so much. It is wickedly clever.

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