Monday, July 19, 2010

August Blocks


I decided to switch things up a little bit for August.  Rather than have everyone make 1 type of block, I have picked a bunch of blocks and have given each of you 2 different blocks.  Confused, yet?

Each of you will get white fabric and enough Garden Glam fabric to make 2 blocks.  I didn't even look when I put the blocks in the envelopes so I can't tell you who got what.

The different blocks are:
  1. The Zig Zag 
  2. Flying Geese
  3. String Block
  4. Hexagons
  5. Eight Pointed Star
  6. Stacked Block
  7. Trapezoids
  8. Stashbuster Block #2

Gosh, I hope I didn't forget any ...

I have included all the instructions for your blocks with your fabric so you know which ones to do but there are online tutorials for all of them - thanks to the Sometimes Crafter and Little Miss Shabby.

The only one I changed up a bit was the hexagons because I was worried about running out of fabric.  Instead of 2" hexagons, I sent 1" hexagons templates and enough fabric to make up a 12.5" block.  I did up all of my hexagons this weekend and thought that maybe the 1" is asking too much.  If you get the hexes and want to do the smaller ones, go for it.  But, if you don't want to go to the trouble of the 1" hexes, if you want, you can download 2" templates and make those.  I am not sure if there is enough fabric for the 2" but make what you can and send them back and I can always make more and put them together.

Please keep your scraps if you want.  I am using all the fabric from one line (Garden Glam) so please don't add your own.

Each block should end up being 12.5".  I am going to sash the whole thing in white so that I can tell who did what.

Hopefully, I have made things clear but if not, just let me know.

Thanks so much!

L xo

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pac Man Lives!

I had a productive weekend and managed to get Jessica's Pac Man block pieced too.  This was such fun, once I got my head round a plan and worked out the piecing sequence, it flew together almost as if Pac man was leading the way!

So Jessica, I'm on my way to the post office with your blocks too!  Hopefully I will keep up the momentum and get Jenna's block started this afternoon. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Finally - Tea Leaf blocks for Margaret!

Once I got into a rhythm with these they went together well.  Margaret I am so sorry it has taken me this long.  They will be in the mail to you first thing Monday morning as soon as the Post Office opens. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jessica's block

This block was so much fun to design and put together.  I added a few of my own scraps to the ones Jessica sent.  I really look forward to seeing the finished quilt - it is such a great idea.  More info on my blog.  I'll be mailing this out tomorrow!