Friday, January 27, 2012
Skating on Frog Pond
I have exciting news! I designed this paper pieced iceskate block and pillow pattern for issue 8 of Fat Quarterly. The issue is all about paper piecing. I took a quick look through the ezine and there are some great projects in there!
My project was inspired by a New England tradition, skating on Frog Pond at the Boston Common. I designed a paper pieced iceskate; the traditional white figure skating sort.
I really enjoyed embellishing it. I added eyelets and brads and embroidery for laces.
The iceskate block is bordered by a "frame" using drunkard's path blocks at the corners. I used my Accuquilt Go Baby for those. I love the way that the "frame" worked and can see using that again in combination with other blocks.
Issue 8 was sent to subscribers today and is available for general sale on Tuesday, January 31 right here. There is still time to sew this wintery pillow before spring! If you make one, please add a picture to the During Quiet Time flickr group and the Fat Quarterly flickr group.