Wogga block technique
Lillian was asking about the edging of the Wogga blocks - so since I think I have almost worked out the technique, this is it:
First, cut foundation 8.5 to 9 inches.
Piece block, allowing top fabrics to overlap a little.
Turn over, draw 8 inch square on reverse.
Trim the foundation to that 8 inch line. Unpick seams where necessary.
Turn the top fabric over the foundation fabric so you have an 8 inch square.
Baste/tack down, then blanket stitch.
Trim back any top fabric in excess.
It should then look like this:
Embellish as desired. If the embellishing pulles the block out of shape/size, that's life. I'll live with it.
The other thing is that these blocks are worked totally without a hoop - the block is thick enough to be easy in the hand, and my edging system means that I don't have extra foundation for a hoop. It is going along okay - despite being thick it is really easy to needle.
Crochet around, going under the blanket stitch, with a single crochet stitch. (Don't ask me its real name - I don't know. This is about the limit of my crochet expertise.)
Crochet around again, using a double stitch.
Put aside and work on more blocks.
I will then sew them together, and probably then sew them down to a blanket or through batting and backing, quilting around each square, on the crochet, and putting a button at each junction.
That's the plan at the minute.
But this might take years, so I may change my mind.