Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Finishing Up: Blockapalooza

I've been trying to squeeze in some sewing the past several days.  Here are the last two quilt blocks I made following along with the Blockapalooza sponsored by Quilt Dad,
And after agonizing needlessly over various fabric combinations from my stash and being so pround that I did not break down and buy fabric for the borders, here's the finished top,
For the sashing I used a relatively new addition to my stash, a pretty beige stripe and then repeated a pink from the quilt proper for the cornerstones.  The borders are a Jenny Beyer believe it or not.  I was never a big fan of her fabric,  I always associate them with dark geometrics, but this pastel lilac seemed to be just the trick.  I did not have enough of any of the other fabrics.  All in all, considering I wasn't a fan of the collection I used, I am happy with the results.   You can check out the others' at http://www.flickr.com/groups/bloggersblockapalooza/
I was playing around with some leftover fabric and ended up making another block substitution, here's that block,
The color's off a bit as I forgot the flash, :(

Moda Bake Shop started having a monthly contest.  The March contest involved making one of the recipes posted that uses charm squares.  I just finished my entry a few days ago and will post photos next time.  I'm off for a caffeine fix, a new med I started gives me the worst headaches.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!

Friday, March 11, 2011


I am so behind with posting my blocks for the Blockapalooza sew along.  I've been getting the blocks finished just have not been able to take the pictures.  And then I had a totally unexpected visit from my 18 year old niece this week.  So without further ado, here's cringe Block 10 designed  by new author Amy's Creative Side,
Block 11 was designed by the team at Fat Quarterly, I love the way this one looks,
Block 12 was designed by Sugar Stitches.
Here's Block 13 from Camp Follower Bags and Quilts which I ended up changing the center as I knew I would not have been happy with the original design.  It had a nine-patch in the center with an additional strip around it to bring the segment up to 4.5 inches.
And bringing me up-to-date, Block 14 from I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts, I love the size of the large geese!  And it was such an easy block to make.
Be sure to head over to Flickr to see the other participants' blocks.
I've also been working on a new project that I can't reveal yet and oh the problems I've had.  First time working with Layer Cakes {you will notice I did not say first time buying layer cakes!} and I've gotta start reading labels. 
Apparently layer cakes are not as accurately cut as charm packs?  More about my problems next time.  I am so excited, my daughter comes home tomorrow for her term break!!!  I'd say posting might be light but that has been the norm recently. 
Thanks for stopping by.