Monday, March 5, 2012

Quilt Block Monday!

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I woke up this morning with all these great plans, but then I went back to sleep! I did get a couple of blocks done though. Here is my collection of blocks for the past week:
  1. QuatraStar Foundation Pieced Block from the Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL - I liked the leniency on seam allowances and the ease of ripping seams, but I still prefer paper piecing. Not going to lie, a big part of the dislike was having to trace the pattern four times! I stared wistfully at my printer while drawing out the templates. I like being able to see the lines on the back and I had a hard time seeing through the muslin. I also missed ripping the paper. It is kind of therapeutic! One more block to go on this QAL.
  2. HST Block of the Month: March at In Color Order - Not much to say on this one, except I am happy that I finally have a block where all the triangles have points :) 
  3. String Block for Foundation Piecing for the Terrified at The Littlest Thistle - Fun and easy block, using my scraps from the Snuggly Layer Cake throw. This will make a good companion pillow!
  4. Block 0 for the New York Beauty QAL at My Go-Go Life - My first curves, fun! Part of my curve is more pointy than I would like, but it is less pointy than expected so I am counting this as a WIN! I had to redo the inner circle. It helped going medium-slow instead of slow on the curves. When I used the slowest setting, I tried to control the machine too much and ended up with a very odd looking curve! Since the first part went OK, I am going to go for the full circle as soon as the Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL wraps. I had a hard time deciding on the background fabric. I love the contrast of white, but Good Fortune looks really good against gray and is less easy to destroy than white. White is just begging to have coffee dumped on it! In the end I decided on contrast. I'll just keep Shout close-by at all times!
Now I am off to fix dinner. Pork Pacifica, yum!

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6 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Kristy QP said... #

Great blocks! Loving the NY Beauty with Good Fortune. Awesome work on the curves!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

They are all brilliant! I love the fabrics and colours in 1. You've been very busy for someone who wakes up and then goes back to sleep!! ;)

Anonymous said... #

I love your fabric choices. Can I come raid your fabric bin??

Katy Cameron said... #

Looks like a very productive day to me, obviously the extra nap helped :oD Great job on all those blocks (can I admit to being a little happy you prefer paper piecing too? ;o) ) and love your NYB block

Kelly said... #

Really pretty blocks! I have been making my New york Beauty block 0 this morning. I was admiring yours in the Flickr group earlier.

Beth said... #

Those all look great! I especially love the colors/combo in your string quilt block.

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