Thursday, June 12, 2014

Practice Block: Caesar's Crown

I did a practice block for my swoon - Sorry I haven't posted anything about the non-practice, it is a gift and I haven't gifted it yet...I am not so patiently waiting.

But in the meantime, I made another practice block.  This time a paper pieced block by Sew What, Sherlock? called Caeser's Crown.

 I wanted to practice it, because  (1) it was paper piecing, (2) I needed to know how much fabric it would take, and (3) I have it in mind for something special. 
So I called my mom up and had her pick out some fabrics from my stash.  I knew that I would print the pattern a wee bit smaller to have a smaller block (they regularly finish at 24 in), so I planned on turning it into a pillow for my mom (hence her picking the fabrics). 
She chose oranges - Two from Happy Go Lucky and one Timeless Treasures print.

Then I set to work making the block...

Cute, right?  But once I made it, I wasn't sure that I wanted to use it (the pattern, not this specific block) for my original purpose anymore.
Then I quilted it and everything changed.

I am in LOVE.  I am super proud.  Apparently quilting small is easier for me.  I wondered...quilting my sister's quilt was easier, more fun, and turned out better than anything else I had ever tried. 

Now I feel a need to make and quilt more small things.  I think my mom's new office may need a mini...

And perhaps a few pillows.

- Katelyn


  1. Lovely block! I just made 3 cushions (small projects are really great) though my mum robbed one off me so now I might have to make some more!

  2. Such a pretty piece! Your quilting is incredible and makes that crown pop! Well done, Katelyn. Looking forward to seeing more of your small projects!

  3. Wow,what a awesome difference the quilting makes! Beautiful.

  4. Hello Katelyn,

    It is so pretty - lovely colours, and using different FMQ patterns makes it really interesting to look at.

    I just thought I'd let you know about the link up I have started on my blog... Would love to see you there!

    Love from England, Muv

  5. Gorgeous block and the quilting is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing. Marie (

  6. Looks great! Your quilting added so much.

  7. Hello again Katelyn,
    Thank you so much for linking up!

  8. you SHOULD be super proud. This pillow is amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation