Love, love, love the symmetry and contrast in the "Day & Night" block. There are many ways to make this, and I tried two of them :)
First block was using paper piecing. One of the FB comments recently was someone using wash-away applique sheets to do their paper piecing. Well, I happen to have some of those!! Brilliant. Printed it off (ran really nicely through the inkjet), and pieces really nicely even through all the layers. Wonderful!
After it's brief photo session, I boldly dunked the block in warm water to do the 'wash-away' part. No joy. Used hotter water and a longer soak, and the stuff comes off a bit but certainly is not just dissolving. Went to hot hot hot water, and my faithful Blue Dawn and soaked it while we had dinner. Sadly, still a bunch of yuck not coming out, and definitely not out of the seams. But it is softer, so I'll dry it out and see how it feels. After drying and pressing, still stiffer than the fabric alone but not too bad. We'll leave it alone for now.
|FW Block 59 Day & Night - paper pieced|
|Fw Block 59 - Day & Night - strip pieced, freezer paper templates|
|FW 25 - Cups & Saucers|
|FW 26 - Cut Glass Dish|
Each of these blocks has some purple - celebrating all that Prince brought to us.