Monday, February 28, 2011

For Angela, From Jessica

Sorry I've been kind of lame at posting things lately guys... better late than never?

Angela's Block

This is the block I made for Angela last month.  I loved the colors and block she chose.  The square-in-a-square block seems to be one of the easiest to assign, but still get an awesome variety of blocks back.

Hope you like it, Angela!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Angela's Blocks by Carla

I had fun creating some square in a square blocks this weekend.  I used the extra fabric to make a couple of 6inch blocks along with a 12inch block.  They are all ready to bring to MQG.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Extra Center Strips for Carla

Trying to post from my phone and it's acting up.  Here's a little extra for ya!

Blocks for carla

Made a cutting mistake... Oops!

To make up for it, I am hooking you up with extra center strips.

These 2 turned out nicely.

Such a fun block!

A date with...

Tonight I have a date with my sewing machine.

Just had a little wine... & went through some scraps. Going to work on carla's blocks for the kc scrappy bee. Night, all!

Finish - Carla's Blocks

Here are the four finished blocks for Carla.  I made four more also just because! I just happen to have a bit of white and charcoal on my shelf!  What a fun quilt this would be.  I have put the corner template and the instructions with the tutorial info in a baggie and stuck them on my bulletin board as I know this quilt has a place in my future!

To make these 8 blocks this is what I pulled out of my stash in Carla's requested color scheme;
I was good and I folded and put all of this pile back on the shelves this morning.  I love using my stash.  Anyway, thanks Carla for a great block.  I am looking forward to making one for my self.  See you on the 10th!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Member

Please join me in welcoming Beth to our group!  She will be filling the vacancy we had from Laurel.

Thanks for joining us, Beth!

Carla's Blocks

I started working on these today and they are really fun.  I will make a few extra centers in case you need more variety!  I am enjoying the block and may just pull my scrap bin over and start making a few for myself....eventually I will have a quilt...a free quilt!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hannah's Blocks for Angela

KC Scrappy Bee - January

Here are my four little blocks for Angela.  It was a different experience sewing exclusively with someone else's fabrics.  You can tell that I botched one of the blocks a little, but I was out of that light blue so I couldn't fix it up.  Sorry Angela :(

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Blocks for Carla

Blizzard conditions have been perfect for staying in and sewing.  I used the extra time today to work on my project for the Scrappy Bee blocks for February. I"ll be getting everything into packets tomorrow and thought I'd show you some pictures of my X-Block project for February.

First, a picture of my inspiration quilt.......
Last spring, I made this quilt to send to a child living at New Hope Homes in Rwanda. I loved it so much that it was really hard to tell it good bye. the Queen Bee this month, I'd like to ask you to help me recreate this fun quilt but in a little different color scheme.

Here's an example that I made up today showing you my idea......
The lighting for my picture makes the colors  a little washed out, but you get the idea. I'll be giving you the solid charcoal background and white accent strip. I'll also include several strips from my stash to get you started on the scrappy center. The colors I'm wanting are red/ turquoise (robin's egg blue and aqua that is more blue than green)/grey/pink/and white. I'd love for you to use fabrics from your collections. (Please, no batiks, children's prints, or prints that include large portions of other colors...little bits are okay.)Adding solids is fine. The overall look should be more red than pink.
Here's how 4 blocks look together............
I'll ask everyone to make 4 blocks, but not sew them all together like above. This will allow me to mix up the prints throughout the quilt top. For the same reason, when gathering fabrics to make the blocks, it would be fine to make each 7.25" block using the same fabrics.
I used strips from a phone book as a foundation for the scrappy center.The first and last fabrics on the strip will be trimmed down into a triangle later, so you might want to make these pieces at least 2 inches wide.
I made the side charcoal triangles by cutting a 6 inch square in half and then trimming  the block down to 7.25in.

Thanks a bunch for helping me create this quilt.  Hope to see you next Thursday....
It better not snow! 
Shoot me an email if you have any questions: twigcreek at swbell dot net.