Japanese Sampler – Carriage Wheel (Post 9)

After the Silk Circle I was on a reverse applique role so I kicked it up a gear and made a carriage wheel block (also in the Susan Briscoe book)

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This block as fun. I love the look from using just two fabrics and how the pattern runs across the wheel. I’m really pleased I took the time to orient the direction of the pattern. How weird would this have look if the ripples ran on a wonky diagonal or something.

One of the things I’m trying to concentrate on with this quilt is the directionality of my fabric to try and enhance the patterns created in the quilt. We see how well that comes together in the finished quilt I think.