Test Block, Part Two . . .

A few days ago I made a test block for a new quilt, using the classic Burgoyne Surrounded quilt block and a fresh floral print from Fig Tree’s Tapestry line for Moda Fabrics. I made a second block, added it to the first, stepped back to admire my handiwork, and took a photo.

Oops. Little problem there. Do you see it?

2013-4 Burgoyne blocks, ooops

It seems so obvious to me now but it wasn’t until I inserted the photo in this post that I noticed it:  at the top of the block on the right, the middle strip is upside down. Isn’t it funny how you can look at a block over and over and not notice until much later that something’s wrong with it?

Here it is, fixed . . .

Burgoyne, fixed

. . . and here are a few more faux-kaleido 4-Patch Wonder blocks:

2013-4, 4-PW Burgoyne blocks


This fabric has a very small repeat — only about 6″ — so there’s not a great deal of variety in the blocks. Still, I still find them very pleasing, especially against that wonderful butterscotch-y background fabric by Moda.



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3 Responses to Test Block, Part Two . . .

  1. Vickie says:

    Hi Dawn,
    Great work! I had a similar experience where it wasn’t until I took a photo, that a part of a block popped out and screamed, “look at me, I have a glitch”, love digital pictures!
    Have a grand day!

  2. I’m going to have to try my hand at some of that faux kaleido 4 patch blocks. I think I can figure it out from your pictures – the progress looks great!

    • Dawn says:

      A warning, Jennifer: they are addictive (as are true kaleidoscope blocks)! Once I made both kinds, it forever changed the way I looked at fabrics. I have a special area in my stash for fabrics that may (one day) make their way into kaleido or faux-kaleido quilts . . .

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