January 17 Blocks Inspired by Katja Marek
This lovely calendar of English Paper Pieced blocks is no longer in print, but I was inspired to make several of them from month to month in 2016 and 2017. This is the block for today, January 17th. But I "cheated" and decided to rotary cut and machine piece the patches.
|January 17th block|
Here are the two halves. Yes - you've heard it before - no y-seams! Triangles, diamonds and half hexagons are all cut using my rotary cutter and standard rulers. I've covered those lessons many times here on my blog, so do a search!
|Two halves in another set of fabrics. (Wish I could find this one!)|
Here she is quilted - all straight lines.
Here's another one done in browns. These blocks measure 12" high and 13" wide.
I quilted the blue one and put binding on. It makes a lovely table topper. Another orphan block rescued and given a life of purpose!
|Table Topper inspired by the January 17 block in Katja Marek's New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar|
Here's a photo of the calendar I'm talking about. No longer in print, but I bet you can find it online (or check with your friends).