That post had a tutorial for making kaleidoscopic stars using English Paper Piecing (EPP). After finishing those, I made the following.
They're also English Paper Pieced, of course. It dawned on me that the main motif on the fabric would fit a traditional grandmother's flower garden quilt block. I figured out how big the shape would have to be and drafted it in my computer program (CorelDraw).
I cut one copy out as a solid piece (from an old file folder).
And cut a window:
I traced the outside of the window to freezer paper and cut that out.
Dripped fray-check on the innies.
Printed that out onto cardstock. For three blocks, I needed 12 x 3 = 36 cardstock templates. Here's how many fit on an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock.
Cut those apart, then glue-basted solid fabrics onto them. Back:
(The arrow is pointing at the actual needle taking the penultimate stitch). Took an extra stitch at the center. Then realigned. Below, the second side is being moved into position so its right upper edge lines up with the underlying dark edge.
Now that I have three of these, I can't decide whether to finish them separately, and gift them as festive wallhangings/ potholders? Or stitch all three together to make one holiday table runner? (Maybe with some dark blue hexagons in the spaces in-between?) Your vote counts!
Interested in learning more about Judaic needlework, including quilting, embroidery, needlepoint, knitting and beyond? Check out the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework's webpage here. To learn more about Alex Anderson's Mirage collection, scroll to the bottom of my previous post, here.