Tuesday, 1 May 2012

City and Guilds Term 1

I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the techniques we've been trying in the City and Guilds course. Term 1 ran from September to December and we focussed on pieced blocks.

These first two blocks were my own designs, one machine pieced and one hand pieced.

Curved machine piecing.

Seminole strip piecing.

I experimented with inserting lace and ric-rac into seminole piecing.

Spider web block - strip pieced.

This was supposed to be a pineapple log cabin block but I misread the instructions and ended up with something completely different.

Courthouse steps

Wonky log cabin

Diamond log cabin

Curved log cabin

Twisted log cabin

Foundation piecing. We had to design our own block for this.

Another foundation pieced block that I designed.

Distorted blocks.

Mariner's compass.


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those are some lovely blocks...love the distorted ones that look 3D

scraphappy said...

What an impressive collection of blocks. I really like the twisted log cabin block and will have to put it on my to do list. How fun to experiment with so many new techniques.

Angela said...

Fabulous work, you have been busy

Kay said...

Wow! These are really amazing. It's fun when you get something completely different from what you expected.

Clare said...

Wow! Those Seminole blocks are wonderful and I like the twisted log cabin.

Tanya said...

Sounds like a neat course. Those curved and twisted log cabins look hard! I would love to learn how to design paper pieced blocks.

vtquilter said...

OMGoodness. Those blocks are so lovely. What a neat idea to work on so many new techniques. I love the wonky and curved ones. They look so difficult to do. Thanks for sharing.

Annabelle said...

I love the mariner block and the others are so clever and pretty.

Candace said...

Very impressive. You keep honing your skills and keep becoming more and more creative.