I didn’t have any of Heather’s ready-made templates to use with Bock 10 so I had to go back to the pattern. I tried to use Heather’s redrawn blocks but my printer wouldn’t print them the right size so I thought I would just use the original pattern. Then I looked at it and saw just how poorly drawn it was. The small segment is supposed to finish at the centre of the circle but as you can see you are supposed to cut the circular band on the fold and the fold line is way off the end of the segment block! I had to turn to EQ – not my favourite program. I had to redraw the block as a quadrant of a Mariner’s Compass and then print it onto freezer paper. Because of this I decided to make a virtue of necessity and I made the circular band in quadrants instead of a plain circle.
Anyway here is the resulting block.
I’ve finished the first four Camelot Blocks and I thought you might like to see them together. Thank you for all your comments and suggestions I really appreciate them.
I had a minor diasater at one stage when I thought I had finished Block 4 only to take a photo and realise I had one of the sections upside down! I wondered why it didn’t fit well. Oh well the lesson there is don’t work on something when you’re really tired. 🙂
I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you all and your families.
I’ve been taking the klosjes with me to sit and sew for handwork and now I think I’m done with them. I’ve attached a Kona coal border and I really like the way it sets off the colours. I’m not sure if this will be the finished size; if I’ll make it into a quilt, or a tablecloth, or what but I thought you might like to take a squiz at the way it looks so far.
I’ve added some embroidered country names to the borders and have added flaps to the two pockets and fastened them with a couple of really cute cat buttons. Where to from here? This work unfolds as I work on it. I have no real plan and that’s quite challenging because I don’t have an image in my head of the finished item. I have worked sort of organically before but only inasmuch as I tweaked or changed things along the way. Previously I always had a firm idea of how the finished article would look. Oh well, stay tuned, you never know what might appear on this blanket next.
Here are some photos. If you look closely at the large green flower you might be able to see that I have slit the fabric around the spiral so that it is textured. Click on the photos and you’ll see a larger version.