I couldn't wait to get stitching those little beauties together.
I decided it was the perfect time to try out a block that I have been eyeing for ages in the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters book; the Quarter Twist block. It is a very cool looking block, but let me tell you, it includes a lot of curves.
There are five pieces of fabric in each block. Those colours just don't show up vibrantly enough in this dull English winter light, I'm afraid.
I added in some of the text prints that recently arrived from the Text Charm Swap.
I am planning to make this into a cushion, so I wanted to add a few borders.
It needed a little pop of orange, so I thought I would try out a flange.
Hee hee... yup, that's right, I did say FLANGE!!
Isn't it just the most hilarious word in sewing.
But I have to say that I love the impact it has on the block. I added one of the borders, but I still want to add a teal border too.
The extra work involved in adding in a flange is definitely worth it.
I followed this tutorial and my flange strip measured 7/8th inch before it was ironed in half.
I am definitely a Flange Fan now.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Cheerio for now