Once again, it is out of my cupboard of reproduction fabrics. Each block needs 6 different fabrics, which includes a background. I am using my scraps of shirting as background. I had to use 2 different ones in this block, but that is fine with me.
Hettie's Patch, which is the shop where I teach hand work once a month. You could also buy pre-cut paper pieces for this block, and make it using English Paper Piecing. With the template, I draw around the shape, then cut out on the line, and then make the 1/4" seam. You can also use your rotary cutter, but I think that is a bit fiddly for these small pieces.
With the fabrics, I just chose these light and dark ones to get some contrast, also I love to use stripes.
Some close ups of the fabrics. Some nice old ones, and some newer.
I was hoping the centre might form a nice picture.
It now looks like this. You have to insert the 3rd piece into the centre.
You now have one of the units complete. You will have to make a heap of these.
Join the centre pieces and the pointed pieces, wide sides together, then put a background piece on either side.
I completed the block earlier on today. I plan to make about 15 of these blocks, in lots of different fabrics, and join them like you would a hexagon quilt - all butting in together.
Wonder how long it will take me? If I do one a week, then they will be done in no time at all. Wish me luck!
Edit - pressing! Sandy asked me about how I press the blocks, open, flat, to the dark? Mostly I let them fall where they want, and press them flat. You need to manipulate the joins though. I will take a few photos of the back, and add these later today.