Continue with making blocks for my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler quilt: this time I will change a block, to make it ‘easier’. Sometimes a lot of crossing seams are making it harder to assemble a block, so I will simplify that.
Blok C6 – Crossed Canoes is a simple block, or so it seems. Four matching squares/Units, with just two fabrics, positive and negative, in other words with contrasting colors. You will find the directions for this block on page 28, Foundation patterns on page 93. It was designed for paper piecing, so no changes there.
I’ve printed the 4 Units/squares on one sheet of ‘Papers for Foundation Piecing‘. The picture in the book shows a lot of seams coming together at cross points: no problem for intermediate quilters, but it is possible to change it. If you don’t want seams crossing in the center, move the sewing line there with just 2 Units/squares, as I have done. The small triangles no. 4 are larger after changing.
This center piece is much easier to sew, because there are no matching points left, they don’t touch each other anymore. That’s one option.
SUMMARIZED: changed the center (2 x A) of two blocks,
and moved the corners of all four blocks (2 x A and 2 x B). I will ignore the ‘old’ sewing lines, and will use the new, drawn with my pencil. If you want to do the same, you can draw the ‘new’ sewing lines with a red pencil to make them stand out.
You can always change a block, if that works for you. I am curious to find out how you will make this block!
See you next time, stay healthy!
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