Thursday, March 25, 2010
An Annoying Quilt
Just a little sewing going on here, first up is my (Fig and Plum) block 2 in the Jelly Roll Quilt Along over at Konda's blog.
Then in keeping with my personal challenge to start sewing the many quilt kits I've accumulated~
Spring edition. If you're not familiar with the concept, you visit 12 different online shops to purchase 12 different sampler blocks. Each shop offers their own finishing kit for their own rendition of the finished quilt. Each block makes up a 12 inch block. The ones I purchased used Sanctuary fabric by Three Sisters. So I got them out and what an unpleasant surprise! I assumed that the instructions would be for using a rotary cutter to construct them. Uh, no. To be fair, there were templates printed on the instruction sheet, but clearly the intent was for customers to purchase a template set by Marti Michell, who designed the blocks. This little bit of info was not shared before purchase. I might add the templates were weird sizes not readily duplicated through simple measuring. I hope that's clear. Anyway, I cannot stand working with templates so I made 12 different blocks and simply tried to keep the gist of the blocks similar.
Now for the setting, I got the not-so-brilliant idea to set the blocks alternating with stepping stones blocks, and bought some more of the red tone-on-tone fabric.