I love geometric shapes and as I was browsing through the coloring book, I was inspired to try to recreate those spiral squares you see on the bottom left corner of the cover in a quilt block. I blew the photo up on a copy machine and attacked this project using paper piecing. I'm fairly pleased with the results, but it's not exactly what I was hoping to achieve. I'm hoping that once I quilt them I will be able to emphasize a bit more of the spiral shape.
This block was submitted to the QuiltCon block challenge. While it probably will not win any awards, I enjoyed going through the steps to create this piece and I hope it will be put to good use in a quilt for a child in need.
After making the block for the QuiltCon block challenge I wasn't quite ready to stop so I pulled out my Christmas fabrics and created a spiral block to add to my Christmas table runner....a work in progress.
Of course, in recent weeks, I have come to realize my spiral squares are not a unique idea. Others call this block the twisted log cabin. I'm not sure if others are creating this block using improvisation, paper piecing or some other method. I utilized a log cabin approach with a paper pieced foundation as my guide to construct the block. It worked well for me, but it was a time consuming process.
I'm still in a Christmas mood. I'm focusing my attention on the Vintage Holiday Quilt Along right now. I'll have some pictures of that project up for you next week.
In other news I am participating in the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways! Check back tomorrow for the details on what you can win.