Block #10 is Boxing.
Jabs, crosses, uppercuts... a single punch can make all the difference in boxing. The sport made its Olympic debut at St Louis 1904 and women entered the fray at London 2012. At Rio 2016, there are 13 categories – 10 for men and three for women.
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If you don't want to piece all those narrow ropes, you could sew them on after piecing the block. A very narrow zigzag would have the same look/feel.
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There are still three blocks to go for this set of borders. But it is time to start thinking about the setting pieces. Cut the pieces as follows:
A: 3" x 6-1/2" cut 8 using gold
B: 3-1/4" x 6-1/2" cut 4 using silver
C: 2" x 32-1/4" cut 2 using bronze
D: 2" x 35-1/4" cut 2 using bronze
I am thinking I will go with the medal colors for these borders - but am reserving judgement until I can lay out the quilt with all my finished blocks.
Drafting Boxing Block in Electric Quilt
Select Block>New Block>Easy Draw Block.
Import the above image for tracing in the Tracing Image tab.
Drawing board set-up in the Easy Draw tab is:
Using the Line tool, divide block into major sections (see image below).
Add to Sketchbook.
Change snapping options to only Snap to Lines and Arcs of Drawing.
Trace each section. Add to Sketchbook after each section is drawn. Sometimes the lines will bend or shift a bit. If that happens just go back to the previous drawing in the Sketchbook and restart from that point.
Add to Sketchbook.
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