I finished another block for my paper pieced Christmas quilt last night. This is a pattern that I designed quite awhile ago, before I was using EQ7, so it will appear different to those of you who have purchased my more recent patterns. But it’s just as good and goes together nicely! I made the original block pretty small, so I enlarged the pieces on my photocopier to make a larger block. I used a tiny snowflake like print for the ice skate. It actually has a light blue tinge to it which makes it work nicely with other blocks in the quilt, as well as the Heath background of this block that is blue with green crosshatching on top. I used a metallic print for the runner, which I love! The magic of these blocks is in the details. I used a special stitch on my machine to make the eyelet holes on the upper portion of the skate and then stitched laces using embroidery floss. It brings it to life! I think I am probably done working on this quilt again for this year, due to time not interest. But I think my next step will be to make several tiny snowflake blocks. I am going for blocks of all different sizes to be pieced together and the snowflakes can be scattered throughout.
If you are looking for this pattern, it’s available in all my shops as a PDF. Directions are included for the hand stitching and eyelet details.