This is gorgeous and love it in text fabric! This is paper piecing...right?
Love this! I love the text background as well!
What a pretty blend of like colors. This block is really nice. Good luck with the appliqué. Since I learned to do it, I use it a lot and really like the process. Good for you...stepping up to a challenge.
True nope - that's plain old hand piecing ... I just drew the shapes on the left side and then sewd form "tip to tip" of each line ... in hindsight I would probably appliquée the center circle and not sew it ....
Charwirfs thank you - I guess you won't mind if I put you on my list of "people who have already done some appliqué that I can pester with questions" - I'm thinking if I add enough names I can equally distribute the questions and noone will have to do too much but I will still get all my answers.
ArloDeanQuilts Thank you! ... yes I think the text fabric it is - it's really growing on me ....
Wow Leo I am so impressed...really gorgeous!
True does it make me a freak if I admit I find the hand sewing easier than the paper piecing?
When I use text (which is quite often as I love it) I do not get caught up on the directional nature of the fabric as I truly like how it looks either way. Some fabric that is directional would bother me but not text. But it may bother you... here is an example from my projects Simply Candy
I personally think the text is so perfect for your project and my favorite of all your choices:-)
True the text is my favourite too if it weren't for the direction - if you have a look at your block then the text forms a line following the basic hexagon shape of the block ... that's what I'm thining about when I say to piece the centre - so essentially take 4 triangles that have the print oriented in the same way and sew them togetehr so the triangel base is always the botom of the text ...
Strandkorbtraum you could definitely do that...the good news is it is whatever makes you happy. Here is another example that depending which way pillow is placed text may or may not be right side up...and in my Round Robin quilt the middle has text but again the quilt itself has no right side up. It really is all about what bothers or does not bother person making it as you will see it done loads of different ways. That's What Friend Are For Pillow
I like the text fabric too and like True says, don't worry about the directions of fabric.