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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Klosjes - my attempt
I have lost sleep over these cute little blocks. Stay up late working on it, get up early, and I think I finally got it. I have redesigned my blocks too many times to count in EQ6 and tried various size blocks. I like the circle setting (see http://appliqueandpatches.blogspot.com/2010/05/klosjes-saturday.html for where this idea came from - she has a great tutorial on how to make your pattern), and that has added an additional challenge, but here are the two I finished. The one on the right with the blue background is my first one. It was totally off center, and fortunately I had cut the background big enough that I kind of centered the back around the block. The circle is a 6" circle ( somewhat) and the klosje is 5 inches. On the block on the left side, I set the circle to be 5" and the klosje is 3". I also enlarged the center square to make it look a little more like a spool. Both blocks measure 6 1/2" unfinished. So which do you like the best?
Here are some of my mom's blue bird dishes. They now reside on my dining room wall and make me happy everytime I see them...they are blue birds, afterall, and my mom loved them, and I loved my mom. I miss her so much.