Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday - "Refractatorium"

These paper pieced "Refractatorium" blocks were designed by Jane from Quiltjane for her AusModBee February block. They really are an amazing block and although I have not had a lot of experience with paper piecing, thank to Lorenas help managed them without too much trouble - just need to join each of these blocks together now so that I can post these off to Jane later in the week.
There are  a total of 64 pieces in each of these blocks so I started by cutting and organising my pieces then labelling them all before starting so that I didn't get them mixed up (another great tip from Lorena). I then chain pieced each of the 8 A and B blocks so they came together quite quickly once I got started.
Each of us has slightly different fabrics to use for these blocks and I think they are all going to look stunning together. This is my first block laid out ready to sew together:
And the second:
Jane has been kind enough to have the block available on her blog too, so if you are up for the challenge then I thoroughly recommend making these.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
Kirsten.

16 comments:

  1. Love the way the black and white prints work in this block.

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  2. They look fabulous :o) And I always cut and label as I go, the other way madness lies!

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  3. Fabulous block! You did a great job. this will be a stunning quilt

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  4. Very very nice. And so much work!

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  5. Wow amazing!!! But woah 64 pieces!

    Rachael

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  6. Gorgeous! You're so organised - I cut as I went :o)

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  7. Looks great Kirsten, wow alot of pieces, but the end result is stunning.

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  8. oh this block IS totally amazing! You go girl!

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  9. Fab blocks! They look so striking in these fabrics too!

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  10. Oh Wow. Amazing. Such an amazing job you've done! I am really digging the B&W prints...must use them more in my quilts!

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  11. Your blocks are quite striking! I love the black & white prints in the background. Really make the brights pop!

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  12. The blocks are beautiful - such great fabrics!

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