This is one of the blocks for me
I don't intend to do a logcabin for everyone else but I just really loved it when my friend made me a narrow log cabin like this. I don't like the white attached to the blue so I will probably replace it.
Here's proof that my scrappy colors are pretty together. I won't be doing this block for anyone else because it was a pain in the rear. I am not good at flying geese even with the square method.
This is for Homerof2. I thought spools were perfect to fit her sewing theme! I hope you like it!!
I want to steal SewHelpMe's fabrics. Seriously soooo pretty and so fun to work with.
My own design! I was inspired by BertaBerta's block as well as the spiderweb designs. Paper pieced! I got this new idea that is so obvious I'm reluctant to share. When I am piecing a particularly hard piece that I'm afraid I'm going to mess up, I do a long basting stitch first to be sure I placed it right ... much easier to rip out than the tiny paper piecing stitches. Once it's right, I followup with the right sized tiny stitch! This took me a couple hours to draw, and plan, and piece and my bf is very scared about the exam. I had to remind him I need some time to let it all sink in ....
I think Audrey is really going to like this one!
For 1boygirl1kitty2 and BertaBerta, I did this same design for bunches of you and they are all 80% done. This will be my signature block. It lends itself well to a lot of different fabrics and I think the center star is so neat.
I thought the red fleecy fabric was really hard to work with. Everyone should take BertaBerta's idea in the first round for working with stretchy fabric and iron on interfacing. I was going to do that but thought I could handle it. I did, sort of, but I was a bit frustrated. There's also a pressing error I just noticed on the top of 1boygirl1kitty2's but I can fix that when I press it again.
Here's four more with that same star pattern. I'm not sure why JBQ's block is not pressing well, I'll try to press it again, or maybe there's something off on the stitching. I dunno!
It's JBQ, then Glittergirl
Glittergirl, then 1boy1girl2kitty
JBQ and Jenicat
I LOVE this paper piecing book. It gives you great measurements for the size piece to cut to minimize waste but also fit properly. It has this great technique that involves a fold over and trim. I didn't have to take out ONE stitch
I'm not totally happy with the placement of fabrics for Jenicat's. I thought I saw it but it's not quite how I thought it would be. I think it's still really pretty though. And! I have a lot of extra fabric so if Jenicat will let me, I'll make her another block.
JBQ: My iron had some residue on it ( :/ ) and made the ivory pressed corners grey. I was going to wash but then I remembered that your fabric is no washing. I'm not sure what to do
I think it will come out once you wash the finished quilt but I'm really worried
For Ritapizza, more paper piecing stars, this is the NY star, the state where I used to live
I'm very pleased with it.
Block for whoopdeedo, can I keep it?
jk but I do love it.
Block for Fishie. I wanted to showcase her snail. More paper piecing of course.
Bonus block for Jenicat!
Block 1 for FlashleyAshley. This isn't at all what I had intended and I ran out of fabric but I think it still turned out really pretty!
For klum78. I LOVE these glittery xmas fabrics. She approved of the applique and embrodiery details. This is a crazy amount of paper piecing. I was def inspired by the delicate piecing of angelbum. And I used the "new" method in the paper piecing book and it made it so much easier. I'm not very good at embrodiery though
First block for Ajanderson. I added the purple gold in the corners (she said you could add fabric). I love love these colors together and think I'll go for this pallet of colors for myself soon.
Bonus block for RitaPizza [updated photo, wrinkle free]
Block for MissDisney [updated photo to be wrinkle free) I think she'll like this a lot
Such pretty holiday prints!
Second block for FlashleyAshley. This is the Virginia Star in the paper piecing book (seriously it's such a great book). I think her fabrics were a bit loud for this pattern but I'm still happy with it.
Second block for Ajanderson. She said we could add fabrics and I added the dark pink the upper right/bottom left corners as well as the light pink with white flowers near the center block corners.
Note to AJA: I had to add fabrics. I think you sent the least amount of fabric compared to everyone else and I couldn't have done these designs without adding them (to both your blocks). I would send a bit more fabric in future swaps if you don't want them to be scrappy with added fabrics (although I know you did encourage us to add fabrics for this one).
Block for Caroline. Lovely lovely fabrics! I am going to include a solid (that's not white or muslin) for once the next swap. I think it really looks great with the others.