I caught up on the “curvy” blocks by not doing them curvy.
See, I knew that there was little chance I could complete 28 applique blocks and there needed to be some connection in the quilt.
So, (ta-dah!) I have started on these little blocks that mirror the center of the modified curvy blocks.
Thanks to Melissa for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong. Even though I have changed a few things, I have found it most inspiring.
Not a lot happening here, but the central blocks are assembled.
And borders started.
I enjoy the challenge of “making it work.”
I am thinking more borders, but we’ll see how it grows.
School started and I fell behind.
But, I have pieced a little and managed to complete the four pinwheel star blocks for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong by Happy Quilting.
Hopefully I’ll get a few more blocks together this weekend.
In a bag of hand-me-down fabric there were these 7 blocks. Hmmmm….similar color scheme…all 8″ blocks…Surely there is a quilted object in there somewhere?!
One obvious choice would have been potholders, but I didn’t want to make those.
Then, at a garage sale, these were in the FREE pile. Just two of them and nothing else.
Hmmmm…similar color scheme…12″ blocks…that will give me NINE total…I might have something here.
I switched out the blue 9-patch centers in the new blocks for red to help things start to blend together.
Currently experimenting with color, layout, and borders.
I can tell already that the piecing will not be perfect, because the blocks aren’t. But I might be able to make something pretty that will keep someone warm. And, I might learn a little something and gain experience in the meantime.
It could be worse.
The first blocks of the Seeing Stars quilt-along came out this week: 24″ Double Star Block.
People will sometimes comment that they are surprised I can work with such small pieces. Actually, the challenge this week was working with such LARGE pieces. It has been a long time. When working across long seams and big pieces things like direction of grain and pinning become much more important.
Also, my thanks to Melissa for a great tip this week. Check out her post and see how she pins pieces to help her flying geese be more precise. It really makes a difference.
I am happy with the results so far and can hardly wait until Wednesday and the next challenge.
It is that time of the year again–time to make a quilt for the local children’s hospital’s Festival of Trees (and more…).
Riley Blake, based here in Utah, donates bags of mystery fabric. A quilter can pick up a bag and turn it into anything they like. Not all fabric must be used in a single project. Donated items are then sold to provide services and charitable treatment for young patients.
This is my fabric this year. Hmmm….Maybe black sashing and an interesting black-and-color back???
Here is the denim top I am building for Husband’s friend.
Quilting is supposed to happen this afternoon. Nothing like meeting a tight deadline, is there?