Welcome to Rainbow Hare for my stop in the College Days Blog Hop, hosted by Soma from Whims and Fancies who, as you probably know, is a queen of paper piecing…
Are you starting to get a sense of déjà vu here?
I’m extremely embarrassed to have to explain that Monday, the day my COLLEGE DAYS Seagull block blog post opened with the very same sentence as this one, was really not my day. I really cannot believe I hopped on the wrong day. If you look at the schedule (and I hope you will because there’s a fab collection of hosts) you’ll see this:
I decided to make another applique block so you can use the same basic techniques as shown in the Seagull block tute and, here, I am giving briefer construction details.
This block portrays Folly, illustrated by the Fool…
It also portrays Wisdom, illustrated by the Scholar.
Each are aspects of the same character and, depending how you view it, you might see a Wise Fool or a Foolish Scholar.
You will also see the subject of one of my favourite courses from my College Days, which ended with FOLLY ~ an essay which reflects on potential meanings of Folly as expressed through the literary character of the fool. I am posting it (temporarily) to a page at the top of my blog, not because I expect anyone to read it but to demonstrate that although I was foolish to hop on the wrong day, there is an element of reason behind my making this block for the hop.
The template sheets for this block are available on Craftsy and you can access them by clicking on the picture below. Please note that the actual block is square. It is a mystery to me why Craftsy has to distort the square into a rectangle like this but, after all the problems with linking to google drive, we’ll bear with it pending further information!
|Select your fabrics.|
|Cut a 10 1/2″ block of your background fabric.|
|Transfer the shapes from the Reverse Image template sheet onto fusible webbing and iron onto your fabrics.|
|Cut out your pieces and remove the paper backing.|
|Iron and stitch on the hats.|
|Iron and stitch on the face and draw or embroider eyes and mouths. Position eyes between the ears.|
Thank you for visiting, especially if this is the second time, and huge apologies to Soma.
And please remember to check out the hop schedule and visit all the other COLLEGE DAYS hoppers :)