Playing with Templates

Lately, at Hettie's Patch, we have been seriously hand sewing.  A couple of weeks ago, Sue Daley and the Quilted Crow Girls taught some classes on paper piecing and wool appliqué.  This week some templates arrived from Kathy Doughty of Material obsession, so I have been putting some blocks together by hand.

The block pictured below is made from a single template "Antique Rose Star". It's very clever.....just one shape makes this pretty block.  It's all in the fabric choices.  Change the fabrics and the whole block changes. 

 

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This next block is called Pickle Dish.  I used a Moda Candy from Janet Clare's "Hearty Good Wishes" range plus some fabric.  It was fun to make and again, full of possibilities.

 

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