This is the block I have used least in the Patch Play series … though it has been used in the quilted series more!
It didn’t have a name, so I have called it Anna Pavlova … because it has the same initials as Applique Patch … and I have a lot of blocks I could call applique patch and it would get to be very confusing if I called them all Applique Patch!
I wanted to know how many ways I could vary the block design without changing anything about the shapes except the size and orientation.
Then I turned them all into motifs which I could use as quilting designs.
Then I had a little play and used some of the block variations in the centre part of the design.
Then I added the quilting tp that part of the design ….
… then took away the applique so I have the centre od a whole cloth.
(The border had to be added because the fabric wasn’t big enough for the whole of the whole cloth and I had to add more … or that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
Then … I filled in the blank spaces with either applique or quilting.
Once again, the quilting designs I am adding to the virtual quilts will not include the background fillers … just the part of the quilting I want to feature.
While I was playing with the blocks I thought of a few more ways to vary the original block, and this is all the blocks I have found so far! If you look closely I have a lot of quilting designs to do yet, and I suspect there will be a few more blocks too … that’s what the empty spaces are for.
Challenge for you … if you have Electric Quilt pick an applique design and see how many ways you can rearrange the shapes.
If you don’t have Electric quilt you can use a drawing program, any other quilt program, you can even use a paper copy of the pieces which can be enlarged on any copying machine including many printers … I have been playing with block designs in this way for nearly thirty years and started with the paper version, so you have no excuse not to try.
If you blog about the results, let me know, if you don’t blog leave a comment below and when I reply send some of your designs to me to share.
So, go ahead, pick a patch and play!