OK, here's my first block of the swap. It's for SewHelpMe
. Aren't her fabrics so great??7.22
: My love of SewHelpMe
's fabric + a block pattern I was dying to try + having enough scraps leftover and
a coordinating solid = this bonus
block for SewHelpMe
! (I asked first -- she said it was OK!)
I really like this block ... and these fabrics ... hmmm ... I might just have to make a whole quilt of it. One day.
It's Box Quilt
from Quilter's Cache.7.26
: Two more blocks to share today! The first is for glittergirl
. I was looking for a way to showcase the bras in her fabric and decided to make another Box Quilt block ... and, I added in some coordinating scraps of my own fabric. glittergirl
, if you don't like it with the additions, I am sure I have enough left over to make you another block. Just let me know!
The second block is for BertaBerta
. I love her koi fabric and wanted to showcase it (which she wanted, too). And her coordinating prints were perfect, so I just had to make this Chinese lantern block. Berta
, I hope you like it and don't think it's too cliche!
Pattern is from about.com.1b1g1k2
's hibiscus block is all cut and ready to be pieced. I hope to get to it today ...7.31
: OK, it took a few days to get it together, but here it is! You can't tell by the picture, but her white-on-white fabric literally glows
. It is going to make a beautiful blanket.1b1g1k2
: I finished up glittergirl
's 2nd block today. Here it is:
It's Mother's Dream
from Quilter's Cache.
I'm hoping to get at least 2 more blocks done this weekend. On deck: ritapizza
, and Jenicat
. I don't know whose to tackle first! 8.3
: Two more blocks to share today. The first is for whoopdedoo_5
And the second is for ritapizza
This one is the Flying Dutchman Variation
from Quilter's Cache.8.11
: New blocks to share! The first is for fishie
The second is a wonky log cabin block for audrey1999
. This was my first time making one of these, and I used Jacquie's tutorial
. I enjoyed making it. Audrey, I hope you like it!
The next two blocks are both for jenicat
... and a bonus block ...
Finally (for today), a bonus block for whoopdedoo_5
I just finished caroDIYnamite
's block, but I need to wait for daylight to take a decent pic. Hopefully I'll have that one up tomorrow. And I REALLY like it.8.12
: OK, here it is ... caroDIYnamite's
block. The colors are SO vivid ... I love them!
And another bonus block for Jenicat
. Jenicat, I hadn't used this particular red fabric before, and when I ironed this block, the red bled a little into the white. It's a small spot that's not too noticeable (and will probably be even less so once quilted), but I'll totally understand if you don't want to use it.8.14
: Here's my block for klum78
. I was going for the look of Christmas ornaments. I hope you like it!
Aaaaaaaand, with that, I think I'm done with block making until after my surgery. Unless I get inspired. Which will probably happen. So never mind! 9.1
: For Labor Day weekend, I labored on quilt squares! It was a labor of love, though.
Here's my block for MissDisney
I hope you like it, MissDisney
! I tried to go for very traditional, and I think the colors look great together.
Next up is 1b1g1k2
's second square of the swap:
It's "Millennium Star" from the Once More Around the Block book that I just got (via eBay used books). I have to say, I was not very happy with this block when I cut it ... but the more I worked on piecing it together, the more I fell in love with it. I was nervous about working with the denim and suede, but it worked out just fine. This is true for ALL of the quilts in this swap, but I really can't wait to see this one all together.
Here's my second block for ritapizza
Another Millennium Star. And here's a bonus block for rita:
Very simple, but I love
how it came out! I got this one off of crazymomquilts.blogspot.com
Finally for tonight is Homerof2
I got this pattern off of McCall's, but I didn't copy the name.
Next up ... FlashleyAshley
! I have both of her squares cut and laid out -- and I am very excited about them! I hope to be able to piece them together tonight.
Hope you all had a great weekend!9.3
: Here are FlashleyAshley
's blocks. Ashley, I hope you like them!
Here's the block for one of the groups:
And here's the one for the other:
Both are "Forget Me Nots" from the "Once More Around the Block" book. SewHelpMe
made one of these blocks for herself and I was inspired to try it out. I kind of wish now that I had made this block for ritapizza
because I think her fabrics would look great ... especially because she is laying out her quilt on point and I think this block would look fantastic on point. So if any of you haven't made rita's block yet ...
And finally, a bonus block!
This is actually four 6" blocks all sewn together. The pattern is Four Square from Quilter's Cache.
I think I am going to tackle angelbum
's block next!9.7
: Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend. I've finished angelbum
's block, and here it is!:
I really wanted to make something more non-traditional for you, Sonja, but I made a couple of cutting errors which quickly began limiting what I could do. I like how this turned out, though -- great colors! -- and I hope you like it, too.
I'm down to just 4 more blocks to go -- 2 for athenamat
, and 2 for ajanderson
: Two blocks to share today, both for athenamat
I hope you like them both! Now, on to my final two blocks for ajanderson
: And here they are ... my final two blocks of the swap. Both are for ajanderson
The Cross Stitch block, which seems to have become my "go-to" block for this swap. I added in the solid green. I think it looks cool.Disclaimer: the 4 rows in this next block are not yet sewn together, but it's close enough to give you the idea.
Are they houses? Rocketships? Arrows? You decide! I made this block up myself. It's a variation on the cross-stitch, but I decided to piece together 2" strips so that each block had 2 fabrics. Then, I was going to make them all snowballs, but got halfway through and loved how it looked. So I stopped. I think a quilt made up only of these blocks would be super cool.
I can't believe I'm done with this swap! It's been such a blast and I'm glad to have met all of you. And my quilt is going to be stunning ... thanks to all of you! I hope to be a part of LQS4 ...
PS. I aim to send the remainder of my blocks back to y'all tomorrow or Saturday. I'll let you know ...