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Saturday, February 5, 2011

12" Trivet

I  have no orphan blocks for this tile????  Really in all my mess, no extra block. So off I go, to Quilter Cache, to remedy this situation! I find this great scrap buster block- Goose Creek, that I can hardly wait to make a quilt into, and put together 1 block for my tile. Now I gathered up my 12" tile and put the not so orphan block on it, only to decide that the block, did no justice to the lovely Continental beige tile. It has real possibilities in a quilt, but as "this" one block, it was pretty boring.  It did however give me a chance to play with free motion quilting. I messed with my tensions, which would usually be a big no-no, but I wanted to see if I could get the bottom thread to pull up just enough to show a little on the top. I know most of you work very hard to make sure that doesn't happen. What can I say. I stomp my feet and say I want to do it different sometimes! :-) It will work just fine for a trivet, and no tears shed if it gets something spilled on it.


 back to the drawing board I went and found a paper pieced pattern that worked out just great. This is Wild Goose Chase 2. Now this is more like it. It makes my heart sing! If your a paper piecing fan, it really is an easy block to do. And I have to say, if anyone spills on this trivet, you will see a river of tears!!!!  So I ask you, does this make it "not" a practical block like the top one for the purpose???
Hummmm I have to think on this one! 

Hope to have inspired you. Now get out there and clothe your trivet! I want to see what you do.


PS: Don't forget that, I try to always have links to things I refer to, so you can click on the words and it should take you right there.  :-)

1 comment:

  1. So I think this means you need a trivet to use and a trivet just fro display - you can do it!!
    I have a preference for the second one too - it makes me happy!
    You'll have a trivet family soon.


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