Wednesday, September 30, 2009

fireweed flower

This is block M-3 in Brenda's book. Someone on the Dear Jane mailing list suggested this alternative piecing. I wish I could remember who! this is her idea, not mine. The large triangles are supposed to be one piece of fabric, with set-in seams, but,... what if one quartered the pattern? And of course changed the diagonal seams in the background. Then you have four pieces for paper piecing. And hint: pick a focus fabric that does not have a direction, or that looks OK pieced together like this. I used a reproduction indigo with orange and white swirling accents.

Partially pieced together.

Completely pieced. A few pieces don't meet exactly - but - "finished is better than perfect"!

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