Monday, June 5, 2017

First Rin block is done!

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I did it!

I finished my very first Rin block.

I very much enjoyed this block although those bumpy bits in the center circle almost did me in!  I've picked out my fabric for the second one.

And have gotten it all basted.  I'm trying a different set of templates than I did the first time - there will be three circles of fun and plenty of bumpy bits.

I was a bit more careful on where my basting stitches went which will hopefully improve the experience on this one.

Cheryl and Cindy have kicked off a new QAL to make Carolyn Friedlander's Rin pattern.

I have really been enjoying needle-turned applique since being introduced to the technique at a guild meeting.  If you are interested in learning more, check out Carolyn Friedlander's class on CreativeBug. I learned so much while taking that class.

Have you tried needle turned applique?

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Your first block looks great! I stalled in basting my second block, but I'll get back to it in a week or two. I'll be traveling a bit an it will be nice to have something to take with me. :)

  2. Very nice Patty. Love both colours you have picked but like the first one better.

  3. I love your block, I went and bought the pattern. I went to the two blogs you mentioned and read up on them. Did you make your circle with folded paper or did you make one big template? Thanks for any help you can give me or advice. Hugs, Sandi

  4. It's lovely! Congrats on completing a block! I am still basting mine, and I decided to just do one block. This will be my first needle turn applique project and I thought I should probably start small. I lvoe the fabric for the rings in your second block!

  5. This is a pretty way to play with needle turn...looks like it could make a pretty large quilt.

  6. Great job, Patty! Your block looks fabtastic!

  7. Looks great! You're so much more ambitious than me!

  8. Beautiful.'Love it. You are ahead of me, lol. Got to get to hand-turning.


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