Snowboarding Foundation Pattern
I've been watching some ice skating on television and am beginning to get excited about the Winter Olympics. I decided I wanted to create a few blocks to honor some of my favorite winter sports.
My first block is on snowboarding. The block is foundation pieced and my video tutorial will go through my logic in creating sections and drafting each of the sections to create an ideal block for paper piecing. (Even if you aren't into snowboarding -- there are some great tips on drafting foundation patterns in general.)
If you would like to draft this block in Electric Quilt, I have pictures of the block that can be imported for tracing. I created two options -- one shows the lines I used in drafting the block. The other show the coloration only and you need to do some additional analysis of the image to figure out the best way to section and draft the block.
Which one will you use as a backdrop for your block?
Check back next week to see the next block in the series.
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1/27/2018 10:47:06 am
Kari, I worked on this snowboard block and seemed to be okay until I did the print, foundation preview. I had 5 sections instead of the 4 you had. Could that be because I did not use the snap to grid when you mentioned it? I'm not sure I understand how or why this would affect the outcome.
2/1/2018 04:30:39 pm
Joni -- the number of foundation sections could be for a variety of reasons. The most likely is that a line got "bent" somewhere in the drawing process. When that happens I typically go back to a version of the block that works and redraft from there.
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