Friday, November 20, 2009

Blocks Galore!

Every spare moment I can find is usually spent in my sewing space; I even run home on my lunch break (2 minute drive) and sew for 30 minutes. I'm determined to complete all 8 of my UFO's by Dec 31st.... it would just be great to have my plate clean and move on to making items for the nursery and what-not.

So... I felt inspired to dig in and start sewing wonky blocks out of my scraps left over from this quilt. As you can see, I've completed two so far... which is good for me! I think I OVER-THINK the process... and need to go with whatever placement comes to mind. These blocks are going to turn into a baby quilt/stroller quilt for my Etsy shop, so no pressure, right? Right! So I'll just whip them out and move on.

I've also decided to learn a few new designs thanks to Alyssa and the girls over at Block Party! Quilting. Not only are they graciously teaching us new blocks, but they're writing a book in the process! And they could be using our little ol' photos too! This first one is a Friendship Star, which I've never made before, but I think I like it! I chopped into my Kei Honeycomb stash, but I'm happy to do so! I love how it turned out! Everyone's blocks are also here on Flickr - if you want to see more! I usually am not drawn to 'traditional' style quilts, but this star is growing on me! I haven't decided yet, but my month for the Sew New to Me VQB is January... and stars could be the ticket! Or hexagons, or strip blocks, or something a la Denyse Schmidt or or or~

My spree of procrastination has officially ended as I started quilting the Big Vintage Quilt last night. Just some basic straight stitching diagonally thru each Log Cabin, but BOY is it a bear to move around! Its quite heavy, and the blocks aren't exactly precise so I have to be extra careful to follow the correct line. If I'm diligent this weekend, I could see it ready for binding by Sunday night! Can I do it? Three days will tell!

5 comments:

One Flew Over said...

Lovelu blocks...I especially love the wonky ones.

Stephanie said...

Very cool! I want to try some wonky blocks one day, but I've got to stay focused right now... too many projects already! I shouldn't have even come over her to get inpired~ haha! I've also joined a quilting bee for the New year, but I have December, so I've got quite awhile before deciding what I want to make. Good Luck with all your projects!

Morgan said...

Seeing your quilting pictures makes me want to post some of my own! I don't think my readers would enjoy it too much, though...

Really? The vaccine isn't recommended for children under 6 months old?!? Crazy.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Traditional can be gorgeous!

Little C and Little J said...

These are lovely! Great mix of traditional and modern.