Yesterday I spoke about keeping things simple in patchwork. You know, fewer colors, simple shapes and well-honed skills. So, in honor of this, today’s blog connects to a patchwork block video that at first glance looks really really complicated.
And that’s because it is!
Well not really.
You could sew this block completely out of Half Square Triangles, and there are many people who would choose this method… or you could use this pattern to improve and/or learn lots of basic skills.
For example this block requires…
- Cutting of squares and triangles in different sizes
- Snowball corners on squares and rectangles (for snowball information click here)
- Half Square Triangles (for half square triangle information click here)
- Pinwheel block
- Nine patch construction
- Adding on border strips
And if that isn’t enough, there are plenty of points and corners to line up, as well as making sure each piece is in the right place and at the right angle.
Is this Video suitable for an absolute novice? – no.
But it is suitable for a beginner all the way to advanced. For every skill level this block involves a different challenge from just sewing it to sewing it perfectly.
I hope you enjoy this one. Here’s the link to the West Virginia Star Block video tutorial.
I’m now off to see just how much more complicated I can make this hobby… Only kidding!
Bye for now