Friday 7 December 2012

Blockbase Sew Along #5

This is block #5 of the Blockbase Sew Along held over at the EQ blog 'Behind the Mouse'. This block is #1755 of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and is called Prairie Flower.

My version:

My block is 8 "finished size. I paper pieced this, using the foundation paper that I recently ordered over the Internet. Very's a bit firmer to what I have been using before and comes out easy. I decided to combine some orange print with different shades of purple. Like the crisp look of this block (and actually looks great when you put it in the quilt layout just by itself).

Have a look at all the different blocks on the Blockbase Sew Along...I am finding this very interesting to look at all the different variations of the one block.



  1. I love the colours and the fabrics you have used for this block. It looks beautiful, very neat points and edges. WOW!!

  2. Hi Mhairi...thanks. Yes, it is a nice block. I thought that this would make a nice crisp quilt. The neat points are due to the paper piecing. Most of the blocks so far in the Blockbase Sew Along had to be paper pieced. This is not something I have done a lot, so is good practice and I am getting a bit used to it. I am planning an entire quilt where the blocks are paper pieced, so this is a good trial run for that.


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