Looking for a little applique that doesn't require too much prep time
I recalled this little top I made a few years ago.
I enjoy appliqueing these quarter circles (you can piece yours),
a variation on the classic Drunkard's Path. I found the quarter circles in the
free pile at the guild.
So maybe I should cut some more curves and applique them to squares.
#1450 Snowball from the Laura Wheeler/Alice Brooks newspaper pattern.
Here's a block that looks to be 1820-1840.
But what else can one do with 4 quarter circles? Maybe I could arrange them differently.
Like #1455 Diagonal Stripes from Aunt Martha.
Frankie Tatum Williams in Mississippi, recorded in the Tennessee project.
What could go wrong?
That might require more concentration than I care to expend.
Slightly different arrangement.
Things could get out of hand quickly.
Two different colors, rotated....
I bet the alternate blocks were once green here
but the color is almost gone.
The possibilities seem endless.
Although not all desirable.
Some a lot better than others.
From the Lilac Quilt site
Which makes me realize you could offset the strips and
get an effect more like a polka dot (a half drop repeat.)
I think I will stick with simple.
But wait a minute... 2 or 3 sizes of dots....
I have spent way too much time looking at these quarter circle patterns. Over the next couple of months I'll post variations.