Hey there, quilty peeps! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day weekend if you're in the United States, and I hope the weather is nicer where you are than it is in Charlotte, North Carolina right now. Rain, rain, and more rain! Good thing I have a bright and cheerful project on my design wall since the view outside my window is so drab and dreary.
|Halo Blocks Still In Progress|
This is a Jen Kingwell pattern that is suitable for either hand or machine piecing. The pattern is found in Kingwell's Jenny From One Block pattern booklet and you can find that on Amazon here (this post contains affiliate links).
I'm fascinated by the way Kingwell organizes her seemingly random scrappy compositions so studying the way she alternates between "organized chaos" vs careful control within the same quilt is my primary fascination with this project. The curved piecing challenge is just the icing on the cake. In Kingwell's version of this quilt, most blocks are totally scrappy except for three blocks that are created with all one fabric for the backgrounds, all one fabric for the rings, and all one fabric for the triangles surrounding the center square. Whereas the circles at the block intersections predominate throughout most of her quilt, those three blocks that have planned matching fabrics pop out as squares that help your eye travel across the surface of the quilt. Here's one of my blocks that I'm hoping will function that way in my version of Halo:
|One of My Favorite Recently Finished Halo Blocks|
The dark pink arcs were cut from one of the Tilda fabrics in the fat eighth precut pack that started me off on this tangent. The rest of the fabrics in this block are treasures from my stash.