With many blocks from the quilt book Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler the number of colors/fabrics is minimal: as it is with Block C1 – Contrary Husband. The picture, layout of original technique and directions can be found on page 26. I am changing this into paper piecing again, but will also use more color.
Originally made with 3 colors – I will use 4 – you can add more colors/fabrics, up to 6 in total. Let me explain:
You can always change the appearance of a block, the way you like it can be different from the example in the book.
Changing the technique into paper piecing, working in 3 rows (actually with four parts, because the middle row has two combined Units). The background fabric is a printed white, for more contrast. PAY ATTENTION how to cut the fabrics, when working with paper piecing. Because this is NOT a symmetrical block, the fabrics have to be cut as a mirror image. You will be working on the ‘back’ of a Unit, to get the same result as the original block. It doesn’t matter if you are not aware of this, but remember the block will be a mirror image of the original if you don’t cut the fabrics ‘upside down’.
Next time more block(s) from SBS. See you then!
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