Friday, March 16, 2012
Gardening Gloves, a Paper Pieced Pattern
I finished a new gardening block design; what I hope is the second in a series of 10" gardening themed blocks. I am attempting to make all of my blocks coordinate so that I can make a quilt with them. I figured that I needed to make a gardening gloves block because gloves are so essential to the gardener! This set is inspired by the traditional floral gloves with rubber dotted palms for better gripping!
The pattern required many small pieces to form the fingers in a way that satisfied me. The fingers take a bit of time to piece but the gloves on a whole are fairly easy to assemble because very few seams need to match up. In many ways this block is easier to sew than the watering can even though there are more pieces.
For my block, I used the yellow Lakehouse seed packet material for the background. I bought that at the Fat Quarter Shop back when we were remodelling our bathroom. So this block looks smashing with my shower curtain! The gloves are pieced with Urban Cowgirl on sale now at Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics.
If you'd like to purchase the pattern, it's available in my Etsy shop.