Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Week 42 Linked

Welcome to week 42 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about curved piecing and making templates. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.

Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
This weeks guest is Shirley. Shirley has created this very simple but extremely effective block using HST and squares - Twisted Triangles.

We are chained to our lives by the circumstances that all link us together.

  • Download the templates from here
  • Make your templates and label them
  • Trace template onto back of fabric
  • Cut out
  • Sew pieces together in sections then join sections as shown in diagram below

The Block - 8" finished
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
On Point Layout
I hope you enjoyed todays block. Only 8 to go.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***


  1. I have to say this is probably my favourite block of all of them! There's just something so fabulous about it!

  2. I agree with Katie, I love this block. Curves are my fav's to look at and to sew. So many possiblities. Sure glad I found your blog and looking forward to starting my Desperate Housewives Quilt.

  3. Wow! You have outdone yourself, and I love it!!!!

  4. I love all the different combinations. Jacinta


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