Thursday, 30 August 2018

Bon Bon by Jen Kingwell

I made a new start last week.  Back in January I bought one of Jen Kingwell's Tempter block patterns when I was at the Amitie shop in Torquay, Australia.


The Tempters are a set of acrylic templates designed for hand piecing.  Each of the designs is very intricate and that's why Jen recommends hand piecing.


The blocks are 10" finished.  I'm only intending to make 5 and then turn them into a table runner for the top of the book case in my dining room.


The shapes are all irregular, and it's easy to get confused.  I now refer to the plan I drew out on paper and make sure I have the pieces round the right way before I sew them together.


I'm using Alison Glass fabrics, mixed in with some other fabrics I already had.  The end result might be a bit crazy, but it's better than the blue and green table runner currently on the book case.


I've made 2.5 blocks already and like how it's looking.


Blogger have finally fixed the comments problem - Yay! So I'm now back to getting sent your comments by email. 
However, many with Google+ profiles don't have visible email addresses.  That includes Sue from Raumati. So, sorry Sue - I couldn't email you directly.  I paid $40 in Wellington, but everyone charges differently so ask around.

12 comments:

Susan Snooks said...

Firstly, I am sorry you are not getting the email notifications Wendy. I fixed mine using the 'turn on, turn off four times' suggestion that Linda posted on her IG a few months ago and it worked for me!
I love the colours of these blocks!

Tami Von Zalez said...

What an amazing block! It is so NOW, hipster even. I haven't tried hand piecing but that might be the way to go for me, I haven't mastered paper piecing by machine.

lvkwilt said...

I love this pattern and your fabric choices are just wonderful! You always inspire me!

Julie Fukuda said...

I was able to fix the comments through advice from a fellow blogger. Go to Dashboard-settings-email. Find "comment notification E mail. (you probably have your address there but it is not working) At the bottom of that box with your e-mail in it is - "Choose from contacts - REMOVE - Click on remove, then go to top right corner and ckick on "SAVE SETTINGS" Then go back to the same box and re-enter your e-mail address, go back and click on "SAVE SETTINGS" You will be sent an invitation by e-mail. Go there and click on SUBSCRIBE. It worked for me and saves a lot of frustrations. Good Luck!

Claudia said...

How lovely to see Jen's tempter blocks in action. This looks very beautiful and promising!

Susie said...

They look amazing. I love templates - especially Jen's. On my to do / one day list. Love the fabrics you have chosen.

Julie said...

Love the colours you have used - what is the really busy purple floral?

Cathy Melancon said...

These blocks are so pretty! I love the fabrics you have chosen. Your hand piecing is so precise as these blocks look so flat and perfect!

Kathi Riemer said...

What an interesting block. All those curves and colors... nice.

Unknown said...

Love that Alison Glass fabric, Wendy!

Shasta Matova said...

Wow this is beautiful - way above my skill level but it will result in a fabulous table runner.

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