Sunday, August 30, 2009

Building Castles in the Air and Piglets in a Square

Here is my block for week 35. I used some of my batiks and I made it following the instructions on the quilter's cache site. I like it, but then I saw Rosa's block. She had set the centre outside units all in the same direction. It created a friendship star block (to me anyway) which I just loved. So I set out to make another block using her setting.


Because of the square within a square in the centre of the block, I thought I would make this one using a fun fabric and fussy cut the centre. I have several other blocks with fussy cut centres, but they are in a 9 inch size. So I made this new block to measure nine inches square. I turned the corner units around because I thought they took away from the friendship star look. I like it. But now I think I have made an entirely different block. And look what happened to my little piggy in the centre. When I sewed the corner squares on, I took off one of his ears.

I quickly needle turned another tiny ear onto the block. Now he looks better. Think I will leave things alone for now - until next week at least. My piglet seems happy in his new block.




5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

Love how your colour choices emphasize the spinning star shape :-)

Kathryn said...

What a cute job you did with your piggy. I'm sure he's happier with his reattached ear!

Heather said...

I'm impressed by your emergency ear reattachment surgery. I would never have been that dedicated to piggy-wholeness. Very cute!

Librarynan said...

OOOH! That is a different "Spin" on the block... and the smily piggy is lookin' good. You have such patience and inventiveness, Hetty!

Vicki said...

Nice job on the piggy, he looks so happy. I love the batiks in the castle block.