Sunday, 2 September 2012

Catching up on Blocks

When I get back from summer holiday, I have that anxious feeling that I'm behind on everything and have to catch up quick.  So I had a bit of a block blasting and got all caught up.  First up was a block for Leanne She can quilt.  She asked us to make a little improv something or other and then surround it by an expanse of neutrals.  She said keep it simple but I wonder if I kept it too simple.


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Next up was a block for Corey, aka Little Miss Shabby.  She asked us to make this string star and even has a tutorial for it on her blog if you'd like to try it.  Cutting out the strings from scrap baskets seemed to take me forever and a day but actually putting the block together was quite quick.

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And then I had two blocks from the Amitie BOM The Gypsy Wife.  Once again, I changed the original fabrics around to make a slightly different block than Jennifer Kingwell had designed.  The first should have looked like this:


And my version looks like this - and I'm happy with how this one came out.

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The second should have looked like this. 


And my version looks like this - a bit of a fail on my part with this one - I haven't got the fabrics sorted properly, the contrast didn't work and the block just looks a bit blurred really. Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

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17 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job on all your blocks! I love the little improv with the neutral surround.

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  2. Leanne will love the block
    The rest are pretty stunning too

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  3. Great blocks, but totally in love with the one for Leanne.

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  4. I love my block, it is just perfect! Truly perfect, thank you. And that last one is good, it is just more subtle.

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  5. I think you did well on all the blocks, but I love the block for Leanne. I want to do something like that. So many ideas, so little time.

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  6. The first block with all the neutral fabric is perfect and the star block so different ~ really all the blocks ~ you do such lovely work!

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  7. i really fancy trying that star. its really pretty. you have doena great job with all the blocks i think

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  8. I absolutely LOVE that neutral/simple block!! Absolutely stunning! I want to make a whole quilt around that idea now.

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  9. They are all great - stop being so bashful!

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  10. I am utterly in love with the block you did for Leanne and the one you messed up? Love it! but then maybe I'm a little messed up too...

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  11. A great mix of blocks there! Loving the star =D

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  12. I love the star block - i tried to download your templates but it seemed to be taking forever, is there any chance that you could e-mail them to me; serenityquilts@fsmail.net thank you

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  13. Cool blocks, Leanne's is going to look amazing!

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  14. Really love the string block - I am terrible at saving my scraps but when I see lovely blocks like this it makes me think that I should...

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  15. I love the blocks! I read your post yesterday but couldn't comment (Blogger wasn't playing!) and when I saw the final block today it had grown on me overnight ;o)

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  16. I could frame that top one and have it on my wall. It's totally beautiful.

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