As the last Sunday of the month is here already, I am scrambling to post the progress of our little quilting group on this month's blocks. All of us had our blocks done on time, I was just a bit of a procrastinator about uploading the pictures and posting!
First up are Donna's blocks. She was handstitching here August English Paper pieced blocks and I missed posting them last month. I really like the purple background print!
Donna's second block this month was the August textured block. I think the technique was called diamond tucks.
Mary also has a textured block to show...
September's block technique was foundation paper piecing. Mary did a great job on the first one. I especially like the greens she chose.
Mary's second block, I wasn't happy with the joining of the two halves of this block - the angles don't look quite right...But I love the lime green and turquoise fabric choices.
I managed to get both colourways done for the two September blocks. First up is the classic blue and red. See how the red points don't meet at the intersection on the left? I wish I'd looked a bit closer at the pattern, I would have changed that angle!
My second set of blocks are in brights blues and pink/fushia. I really like the floral background on the pink scrappy stars. On this large star I wasn't paying attention to the piecing order so I have an extra small point on the right hand side. I don't mind this mistake, in fact I think it adds some cool character!
I was rushed this month trying to work on orders, so I was glad to skip the textured blocks as Alida will offer 2 next month. There is getting to be quite a large pile of blocks for this project, I think a layout of 6x7 will be awesome with an outer border and with 4 blocks each month I should have 44 in total! I am getting excited to see these blocks move from the pressing and trimming piles in my workroom and into the finished boxes - only 2 more months to go :)
Don't forget to check out all the awesome blocks already completed on Alida's site!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.
As I work through the Starry Night QAL, I am learning many new sewing techniques. This month I was pleased to try fabric weaving - especially as it could be done while camping sans sewing machine or p…
Sometimes the best way to use a panel is to cut it up! Mary used the classic attic window block to liven up a pastoral panel.