Saturday, January 30, 2016

Block Exchange 2016

We have a few people sitting out this time around due to other projects, loss of quilting mojo, travel schedules, etc., but seven of us are carrying on (some of us because we're worried if we stop now, we'll never get back)!

I'll post pictures and whose block it is, but I'll wait to post individual instructions (unless that person's is a repeat of a previous year, which we seem to have a number of this time).

This is Carol Schon's 2016 block, which is a repeat of last year's. Instructions here.

This one is Daisy's 2016 block, also a repeat of last year's. Instructions here.

This one is Jan's -- she warned us last year that we would be doing this two years in a row. Instructions here.

Dorothy's block ... New instructions, approved by Dorothy, per Louise: I put some of Dorothy's half squares together and came up with tips and different borders.  I did not trim the squares.  I used a pin to hold the seam point in place for 2 pairs and did a scant 1/4 in seam; pressed the seam open and did the final seam again holding the match point with a pin.  Pressed the seam open and trimmed the pinwheel to 3 inches.  Added borders 3 x 1 3/4 inch to each side and 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 to the other two sides.  Block is now 5 12 inches; finishes at 5 inches.

This is Ruth Farmer's block ... It looks like her block from last year. Instructions here.

This is Terry's block. It's a house block. Pictured here is our dear friend Carol Seamon, who passed away last year. Carol did a few house block quilts -- or it seemed like it. She did a cool Christmas one that some members of our group put together for her family. We miss her a lot. Instructions to follow.

This is Eileen's block (mine). I'm doing the same one as last year ... all fabric to be provided because i haven't run short of fabric yet. I'm taking every precaution against running out, so no worries!

Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Exchange Block top pieced

I finished piecing my quilt top using my 2015 exchange blocks this weekend. I'm calling this quilt Guatemalan Geese, because I used guatemalan woven fabrics to set the geese. I really love how it turned out.

How are the rest of you progressing? Please post your photos on the blog!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Eileen's block is in the mail!

I sewed Eileen's block exchange block today. I may have to use this pattern in a quilt someday - it has good spaces to show off large prints.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

More Block Exchange blocks

I sewed Georgia's blocks today.  This is going to be a really interesting quilt.  I can't wait to see how Georgia decides to set these blocks!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Design Inspiration

You never know when a block is going to inspire you.

I sewed Ruth Farmer's block last week and mailed it to her.  She wanted a six-inch block of 16 squares, with the four light squares in the middle.  Here's my block for her:

It is a very simple block, but for some reason, I kept thinking it about it. This week, I finally dug into my box of 2 1/2 inch squares that I've been cutting and saving for years and sewed a few blocks that are inspired by Ruth Farmer's block (8" instead of 6").

Here are my blocks so far:

We'll see if anything comes of it. Happy Quilting all!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

March Exchange blocks

And here are a couple more Exchange Block photos from March.

Two of the blocks I made for Terry in March.

The blocks that people have made for me so far. This quilt is going to be fantastic!

I also sewed a block for Daisy, but I don't seem to have a photo of it. It is brown (of course) with a bright orange and yellow center.

April Exchange Blocks

So nice to sit in my quilt studio with the windows open on this sunny spring day.  I sewed a couple Block Exchange blocks (plus I cut out and mailed fabric to Dorothy - not pictured).

Jan's blocks.

Beth's block.

Happy Spring to all of my quilter friends!