Thursday, June 28, 2012

Super Mario Quilt-Along

I am doing it! Here is a link. It is hosted by Angela at cut to Pieces. It is going to be made entirely of solids, and even though I much prefer prints, this is definitely fitting for this quilt. So here is the quilt that I will be undertaking:

I cannot wait to get all my fabrics and get started!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Sampler: Blocks 8 & 9

Here are some more blocks from the summer sampler:

Block 8: Arkansas Traveler
This block was very fun to make. You make the diamond units first, then use paper piecing to make square units. The difficulty was putting them together in the end. There was just so much seam-bulk in the middle, my poor machine was having trouble (I made this block before I got my Viking. He would have powered right through it!). I love the end result though.

Block 9: Lucky Pieces
This might be my favorite block. It is just so bright and happy! (And so easy to make!) I think the choice of colors really made it pop.

And finally, as a special treat, here are all the blocks I have so far laid out. Now that I am looking at all of them, I really want to finish this quilt! I plan to make 11 more blocks. The next 3 are from this same Summer sampler, and they are all very intricate paper piecing blocks. So it will take me a while to complete :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Sampler: Blocks 6 & 7

I finished these a while ago, I just forgot to blog about them. Ooops...

Block 6: Mosaic
This block was super easy and fun to make. Just a bunch of HSTs. The end result is really pretty.

Block 7: Garden Path
This block was tricky. I used the alternative piecing method, which of course involved setting triangles. As I mentioned before, for whatever reason they never work for me... I really need to do my own math to figure out what I am doing wrong. It does look pretty though.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Swoon Block #2

This will probably get boring soon, but I am going to post these block by block because each one takes so long to make! I think for the next block(s) I am going to try making 2 at a time to see if I can do that faster. Although to be honest though it is trimming the HST units that takes me the longest.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sew Red For Women: Block 3

I find the blocks that are set on point, or diamond in a square (or whatever you want to call it) very challenging. I did one for the Summer sampler (I still need to blog about it) and this one. I am not sure what it is, but these blocks never come out straight, independent of how much Best Press I use.... (The setting triangles in this one were stiff!)

Here it is:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quilting Bee: June

This month we are making blocks for Becky. She is making a quilt for her son in red and turquoise using two of Aneela Hoey's lines: A Walk in the Woods and Little Apples. This is the block we made. Here is what I made:

I like how they turned out and I can't wait to see a complete quilt. This block was so nice and easy to make! I am kind of thinking of making a quilt from this block myself!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sew Red For Women: Block 5

I am participating in an ongoing BOM club that I found through Burgundy Buttons: Sew Rew For Women. There is a block every month designed by a blogger, and Burgundy Buttons sell kits to make them. So for the first block, I made block #5.