Then I found the flickr group and saw how well modern fabrics blend with the traditional quilt blocks and I was hooked! I know this is a pretty ambitious project for a beginning quilter, but I've always been a jump into the deep in kind of girl anyway. I've already learned a lot just this week! For instance-- half square triangles-- who knew that you had to cut the triangles larger than the template for them to fit? Not me! Luckily, Lori Holt to the rescue with her fabulous tutorial! I have a feeling I'll be referencing her other tutorials before this project is over.
Another handy tip I learned from Lori: design boards!
Now, without further ado, the five blocks I made this week:
#16 Calico Puzzle
#21 Contrary Wife
#71 Puss in the Corner
I will probably remake this one-- the corners don't quite line up and I'm not in love with the busy-ness of the corners-- they blend in with the pink dot DS Quilts fabric.
I am going to remake this one-- I like the fabrics, but I messed up the top-- I want the corner stripes to be turned opposite and that didn't happen. Need to pay better attention to that when I'm sewing... like I did with....
I modified my "spool"-- I wanted thread on it. I like the way this one turned out. I especially like the way the "Hometown" fabric looks as the body of the spool.
I'll be keeping up my progress over in the side bar.
This week's stats:
Completed: design boards
- Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along: 5 down... 106 to go.
- Baby A's Quilt: cut out and ready to be sewn
No progress: Baby G's Quilt
In the queue:
- Christmas Quilt
- Baby B's blankets
- Hope Valley quilt
- Sewing Room accessories: sewing machine cover, string catcher, clip boards,
quilt/design boards, embroidery bagCompleted projects - 1
Currently in progress - 10