not used to traditional blocks at all, but quite enjoyed the hand piecing I had to do as I found that the block is much more malleable when hand pieced.
these sketches had to be based on my photos
the second is my daughters hair which has a life of its own
at least I have an excuse to go and buy lovely art materials !
this is my first hand pieced block
'fifty-four forty or fight'
this took me a very long time as all I had was a picture and no idiot instructions of how to piece the blocks, needless to say a lot of unpicking needed...next time I need to PLAN and work it out first.As they say in the army....PERFECT PREPARATION PREVENTS P*** POOR PERFORMANCE or words to that effect.