Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Spiderweb Block for Caitlin

Caitlin's spiderweb block was a lot of fun.  I'm thinking that I'll need to use this technique again...soon!  I set up a little pressing station next to my sewing machine to help press each fabric strip open.  I worked two blocks at a time, alternating sewing and pressing. Once I figured out the logistics it was a piece of cake!

Pressing Station
In addition to the scraps Caitlin provided, I pulled all of my fabric from my scrap bins.  I even included two of my first ever AB prints...Coriander (pink) and French Wallpaper (duck egg) from Amy's first line of quilting weight fabric called 'Belle'.  I hope you like the blocks, Caitlin!

Spider Web Block

I just finished Caitlin's block.  I must admit I like these spider web blocks.  Lots of work for a you have to make 4 to make a block and pressing every fabric before sewing the next but worth the effort because they make a great block.  I am working on some of these for a different project.

As always I love digging through my stash and finding those colorful treasures however putting it away after cutting one strip, not my favorite!  I trimmed them but not all the way.  The color strips are cut bigger than the black so Caitlin they will need a little trim.

By the way, would you like some scraps for more blocks?  I have a few.....
You are welcome to them.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Block for Caitlin

Here's your block Caitlin! Dug through my stash and came up with some fun teals and raspberries. Hope you like!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kc scrappy bee block for caitlin

I enjoyed this one! Caitlin got lucky because Jacquie let us go thru her scraps last weekend. I got some nice raspberry and teal scraps to supplement what I had. Thanks for a fun assignment, Caitlin!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

KCMQG Social at Jacquie's House

Several of us made the trek out to Jacquie's house today for a casual visit.  Here are a few highlights for those of you that couldn't make it...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July - Spiderweb Block for Caitlin

Hi everybody :) July is my month, and I'd like for you to help me make a spiderweb quilt! In your kits, you should have 4 black triangles (already marked) and a few scraps for inspiration. Please use your scraps if you can, in teal/aqua/blue and fuschia/hot pink/raspberry to complete the two acute angles of the black triangles. The sliver lines I've marked are where your first stitch should be. Sew directly on that line. I used this tutorial for inspiration. Feel free to give it a look if you need any help figuring out what to do :) Here's the block I've made for myself:
Hopefully these are colors we all have in our stash...

Ooh- also, if you don't mind, please don't complete the block by sewing the 4 black triangles back together. You don't even have to trim them if you don't want to. I would like to be able to get all the triangles back and have the ability to rearrange them. Hopefully, this should be pretty easy for everyone. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email! 

Thanks!!  -Caitlin

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Caitlin's Spider Web block for July

I totally had a blast doing this.  This is the first Scrappy Bee I've ever done & it's taught me TONS!!  Especially stepping out of my comfort zone...
Hope you enjoy it Caitlin!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nikki's Quake Blocks

Here you go, Nikki!  This was fun...there are a few scraps of my favorites in here!!!  I'll be handing these over, along with some extra scraps on Sunday.  I can't wait to see how they all come together!

I followed Caitlin's lead and made a couple of smaller blocks so you can have fun mixing them all up.  Enjoy!

Block #1

Block #2