Block 34 – Lemonade Block

If you are working Splendid Sampler blocks and are about to start block 34, do yourself a favor and get out a disappearing glue stick.  I think you’ll thank me in the end. Then while you’re at it, if you have a governor on your foot pedal set it to the slowest speed and the…

Block 32 – The Constant Needle

Wow am I ever running in 20 different directions this week!  I’m taking a quick break to post a few pictures and then I’ll be off running again. Here’s the Bloom quilt with all 20 blocks sewn together.  I also sewed the top, left, and right sashing but didn’t get a picture of it yet….

Block 31 – Blossoming

It took me part of Saturday evening, Sunday, Monday, and early Tuesday morning – but I hand stitched everything on the block designed by Jenny Reynolds! I saw she had stitched 3 variations of it, which made me feel comfortable with switching up the skeins used to adapt it to the colors in my sampler.  I…

Bloom block 19

I admit it; I’m sad to see this sew-along come to an end.  This is block 19 of 20; last week is the last block and then it will be time to sew on the outer sashing and border, and then quilt it.   I’m usually more drawn to primary colors over soft palettes.  My…

Block 28 – Stitching Fashion

Does this block look like it was hard to make?  I sure hope it does.  I hope that you can look at that, see a 6″ finished block and then imagine just how incredibly tiny some of the pieces are on here, like the top of the bodice.  And the teeny tiny triangle at the…

Bloom block 17

I actually finished up the first block of the last row of the Bloom blocks earlier this week. I don’t know if Lori has spelled it out but I think we will probably spend a couple of more weeks putting together the sashing and border. In sewing machine news, I am giving serious thought to…

Block 17 – Family Stars

I’ve bought my fair share of fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop – they have fair prices, clean cuts, ship quickly, and they also cut more than just fat quarters.  It’s not often that you can call something “fat” and get away with it!  I never saw a lot of use for an awl.  I always forget the…

Basting away

I had this bright idea that I’d take pictures through my basting process yesterday but when I reviewed them later, I realized that they’re really too close up to get an idea of the way I do it.  The short story is that my friend Lisa (hi Lisa!) suggested this method for large quilts and…