Saturday, February 4, 2012

Three more Blocks finished

I am trying to keep up with my blocks and getting other things done too.  I finished three more today. 

     This is a Morning Glory from Morning Glory Designs

The bottom of my flower doesn't show up very well but I chose a pale blue with a hint of pink, I liked the blue design rather than the other coloured one as our Morning Glory's that we grow are mostly blue.

I also finished two of the blocks from Lyn Brown's Alphabet Block of the Week.

B Block

Bodacious Blue Bobbin
with Batik Beaded Buttons.

This was a hard block to applique since it had so many small circles that are suppose to be buttons.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Flying Geese or are they Canada Geese

I have been making Flying Geese.  I made 112 altogether but will only use 85 in my quilt.  I like to use Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper ruler.  This is a no waste method and really go together super fast.

It was Quilt Therapy day today, and it was just Joyce and me.  We both got a lot done.  She was quilting her bed scarf, and was able to finish it and we trimmed it so that she could add her binding tonight.

I was able to sew all my flying geese together so now I am going to add sashing and then borders.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Craftsy February Blocks finished

Since I have decided to follow so many blocks of the month I am keeping on top of them and trying to finish them up as soon as they are downloaded.  Craftsy is a few days early so I did them up today.

Balkan Puzzle Block

Chunky Chevron Block

I made mine with with 2 colours instead of the 4 that were in the instructions.  Both these blocks are made with half square triangles.  Instead of making 2 at once I made 4 each time by taking a square 1 1/4 inches larger than the finished square and sewing around the 4 edges.  When you are finished you end up with 4 half square triangles.  A quick way to make lots of the same colour at one time.