I was sent some of April Rhode’s newest collection, Observer, and knew immediately that I wanted to use her Indigo Window Sulphur print for dragonfly wings. I think that the fabric evokes the network of veins that make up the wings and the ethereal quality as well. The color suits too. The fabric that I used for the background is a fabulous choice for paper pieced backgrounds because you do not need to worry about directionality and the seam lines just blend. I had a blast making this. Now I have the same problem I always have…what do with the block! Sometimes, I truly believe it is ok to make a block just to make it. They are mini masterpieces.
This is my own paper pieced block design. I actually designed the block 3 years ago. It’s available for sale here. Be forewarned, it’s not the easiest block but worth it!