Friday, February 26, 2010

Blocks for Claire

Here they are...

fg full 2

fg full 1

I am now officially in love with all-solids quilts!  Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

March preview

Hi everyone! I am excited to tell you about my March blocks. The block is a simple house block that I designed. I have always loved house quilts, but the blocks often have too many pieces, so I simplified it to just six pieces.

My plan is to send each of you some black fabric with white print and some white fabric with black print and to ask you to make a positive and negative version of the block. That is, one block with a white house and a black sky and one block with a black house and a white sky. The doors of the houses will all be bright colors.

I would also like to ask you to use a piece of fabric from your stash for the doors on your blocks. I'd love to have a little piece from each of you in the finished quilt! The door pieces each measure 2" x 3 1/2". If you aren't able to do this, just drop me an email and I'll include door fabric in your packet.

I made this table runner to try out the block and my idea. I didn't do the positive/negative part because there are only six blocks. The quilt I have in mind will be about 64" x 64" or 72". I'll do another post when I mail the fabric which will include the block instructions and a rough "drawing" of the finished quilt.

I hope you all have as much fun with this as I have!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Claire's Blocks

Here are my blocks for Claire. I love all the beautiful solids she chose. I quickly dug out my Kona color chart to see which ones they were.

I forgot about the tutorial advice to press seams open, but I think the blocks turned out well anyway. I'll mail them today.

I am working hard on getting the March blocks ready - more soon on that!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

February Blocks

I made Claire's blocks today. I was glad that the tutorial said to press the seams open. I had forgotten that flying geese have very heavy seams. I did press mine open and when I put the blocks together I had to lighten the pressure on my presser foot so that it would go over the huge hump and the seam would match. Just a thought for you ladies as you do these blocks.

I liked the one in the tutorial because she had hers with matching fabrics set for a pinwheel but with these Claire wanted them all to be a different color. I must say these are going to be awesome! I love the way the colors play against each other, or with each other, whatever you would want to say. It will be a super quilt Claire! I will get these in the mail on Monday.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hi again!

After re-reading my post, I realized I may have been a bit confusing. :/
So, just to clear anything up: I would prefer if each block had 8 different colors in it (since there are 8 different flying geese units). 
My sample block only has four colors in it because at the time that was all I had. I am sorry for any confusion!

P.S. If you happened to already have the blocks made with four colors, do not worry! I will use them anyway :)