You know I'm bad at keeping secrets so thankfully that part is over. I have been cooking up a little series of free applique blocks for you. Here's the big reveal.
Norwegian Bowl is Block #1, and you can head over to partner blog Pink Chalk Studios to download your free pattern (PDF).
I asked Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio to host the pattern for me because I love the modern aesthetic of her blog and the fabric that she has in her shop.
I have been a huge fan of her work ever since I made her Pencil Roll pattern. If you don't follow her yet, you probably need to add her to your list. If you are in search of solid fabrics, her site is one of the better sources out there.
About the blocks:
There will be a total of 12 patterns in the first series of modern objects.
Finished blocks are 6 inches in size as designed.
Each of the Modern Objects will be inspired by a modern designer that has been influential in the evolution of the genre.
About Block 1:
For this block, the inspiration comes from Norwegian designer Grete Prytz Kittelsen. She passed away in 2010, but in her life she created numerous stunning modern objects. Enamelware similar to the block above (Lotus Leaf design) was produced by Catherinholm.
Once you finish your block:
Please post a photo of your finished block to the Flickr group for this series. I cannot wait to see what all you creative needle artists do with this pattern.
Block shown above was created using Oakshott fabrics.
This block will almost make itself since pieces are simple, there are not many of them, and the block itself is quite small.
Do be kind and observe copyright guidelines. Use the pattern for your own personal purposes, and do not sell the pattern or the quilted items that you create with the patterns.
You will need to know some basics of applique in order to make the block. If you are interested in a tutorial, give me a shout. It certainly isn't rocket science, and I'm here to help.