Friday, 6 July 2012

My Inspiration for the Tessellation Blocks


I  love English Paper Piecing...( think I've mentioned it before ),  I also fell in love with this quilt made by Vreni of Oops-Lah using EPP.

Her quilt top was constantly in my head after I've read that post!   I emailed her a few days later and she was kind enough to share the sizes, shapes and fabrics used to make her Tessellation blocks.   She gave me a link for an online store ( which carries both paper and acrylic template - used for fabric and fussy cutting ) too.  Her kind gesture is truly appreciated.


These are the blocks I've made so far and they measure at 11" in diameter :










I love fussy cutting and to get 6 or 12 cuts of the same design is quite a challenge when the fabrics you have are fat quarters / half yards of big prints with a very few repeats!  I was hoping to get more blocks made but there were just not enough basted shapes to make up for complete blocks and some coloured shapes just doesn't compliment the other.   


Anyhoo, I am in no hurry to finish them as I am thoroughly enjoying the whole process of experimenting and searching for wonderful fabrics to use.   I have not applique the blocks to the background fabrics yet but will do so after I've pieced the remaining blocks.  


Fyi, these blocks were made before the start of Handstitched Class and I am so looking forward to working on them some more after the class has ended.   I am no good at working on more than 2 projects at a time and I envy those of you who can!!!


Hope you have a lovely weekend!



I'm linking up to Katie's Parade Day :

25 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I absolutely love these! I too have begun looking at fabric in a completely different way since starting EPP. I've had good luck with Kate Spain fabrics. I can't wait to see more of these blocks!

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  2. These blocks are beautiful! How many do you have to make? I can't wait to see more! Lovely work, as usual!

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  3. Beautiful blocks, can't wait to see how you set them together. Your past hand pieced quilts are all impressive and some massive!

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  4. Liebe Farahlin,
    die Blöcke sehen super aus. Der Quillt, der Dich inspiriert hat, ist wunderschön. Ich kann gut verstehen, dass er Dir nicht aus dem Kopf ging.
    Bin schon gespannt, wie es weiter geht.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  5. How lovely of you to compliment me on my quilt. I'm so flattered that you felt compelled to make your own version. Your first three blocks are AMAZING! Keep going, it's going to be a fabulous quilt.
    PS: yesterday I sandwiched mine, so the quilting can commence!

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  6. Amazing blocks.
    Think they lovely so cool and hip.

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  7. They look so pretty! The fussy cutting is brilliant - I have to say I'm usually very lazy and don't bother but the result is so worth it!

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  8. Your blocks look great and that quilt from oops-lah is amazing.

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  9. These are wonderful blocks! And Oops-Lah's quilt is awesome, a great inspiration. Can't wait to see what blocks come next! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Stunning blocks! Your fussy cutting is amazing!

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  11. Hello FarahLin,

    Oh they are so pretty. You have a wonderful weekend too.

    happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  12. They're lovely. You're going to have a great looking quilt when you're done

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  13. How gorgous FarahLin, what you can do with fabrics, I'm looking forward to see the rest.
    This is going to be a stunning Quilt.
    Greetings Roos

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  14. Awesome!!! I love them...

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  15. FarahLin I just love your blocks and how lovely of Vreni to share the info with you. Your attention to detail in fussy cutting the pieces is so worthwhile, they are stunning. I can't wait to see how this quilt goes :)

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  16. Every time I try to fussy cut fabric I mess it up... Congrats on great quilt blocks with lots of color and pizzazz! Kathi

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  17. Ooh... the blocks are beautiful. Love the bright colors!

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  18. Those are such pretty blocks. I love the look of fussy cut, but hate doing the fussy cutting. Props to you for doing all that!

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  19. Gorgeous blocks! I adore the fussy cutting!

    Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!

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  20. The Blocks are very beautiful.

    Greetings Manuela

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  21. Can't wait to see how these stitch up- they are so pretty!

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