AND this morning when I peeked at todays block.. I couldn’t resist trying to sneak it in before all our guests came over for Turkey Dinner 🙂 Jennie taught us how to make a Pinwheel Toss block. Pinwheels are always a favorite…I just had to work on it, I was shocked at how quickly I got this block finished..it was great..and I really like the extra layout she shared with us to make a bigger version. Thanks Jennie!
Block Party (B.5)
I am excited to say that between last night and this morning while the turkey was cooking… I got three more blocks done from the Sew We Quilt November Block Party. It’s a great Blog to try new techniques. Madame Samm (The adminstrator) is having Guest Bloggers teach a different block every day…It started early November, I chose Blue as my scrap color to go thru…in hind sight, I kinda wish I had used my browns, so I could do more of the Thanksgiving themed blocks. true to the instructors plan. I have modified a couple blocks, and some I am going to have to skip for this project, but have downloaded the tuts so that I can use them in the future. I have to say that ALL of the bloggers have been fantastic in explaining the blocks. The instructions have been very easy to follow. I have been having so much fun making these blocks, it’s going to be a fantastic Sampler quilt when I get done. I have been trying to catch up on previous blocks and stay on track with the new posts, since this party started 🙂
Here is an earlier posted Paper piecing block that I had a blast catching up on… Kathleen over at KdQuilts calls this block Leap Frog. This is the first time I have tried paper piecing..It was a challenge in the beginning since I don’t have the ruler, she recommends, but I think I will be getting one soon 🙂 I got the hang of it by the last side..but if you look too close you will see that one of my frogs made a BIG Leap..hehe… I made an oops and forgot one of the pieces. I thought about taking it out and redoing it, but decided not to… Isn’t it all about learning and trying new techniques? So I want to say Thanks to Kathleen, for the fun block and the great instructions!
The next block I worked on was a great block to burn through some of my 2.5 inch strips. It was extremely easy to do and fun to play with the contrasts within a color family. Pauline over at QuiltnQueen showed us how to make the Wonky Log Cabin Block. I enjoyed making this block very much and look forward to making a few quilts with this technique. Thanks Pauline for another Wonderful Wonky experience.
Jennie’s blog is over at Clover & Violet her instructions were great and easy to follow. I made a minor adjustment to the block size so that I could better fit it with all the other blocks I have been making. I love how it turned out.
My sampler is coming together nicely, I have really been enjoying the challenges of learning something new everyday! I have been looking forward to checking and seeing what type of block is waiting for me when I get online in the morning.. It’s becoming a game for me 😉 I have modified a few blocks and resized a few. I am starting to see a possible general size that works… Some blocks I am going to have to make a sashing for, and that’s okay, will look fabulous I think 🙂 I should be able to make this into a twin size quilt by the time I have all the blocks done. We’ll see, there are still a couple previous blocks that I would like to try and make…and I look forward to the upcoming blocks to finish off this Novemeber Block Party.. We’ll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings 😉
Till Next Time :~)