Monday, January 31, 2011

My Block #2 for Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza Quilt-along

Ok here we go with block #2. Block #2 Word Search Block by Elizabeth at Oh Fransson. I must say this block was a challenge for me because as I said in my previous post I am working from my stash. I didn’t want to just used the same fabric over and over again so I tried to pick something different that would I thought coordinate with it. Well although I like the look of my first attempt the colors just did not work with the first block. So I have included the step by step photos of the first block, as I didn’t take step by step photos of the second attempt, but I will also show you the block I made with the coordinating colors. So here we go.

Fabric set

Fabric set after cutting

Nine patch sets

Finished first attempt

Finished final block

Ok there we go you can see my finished block #2.

Now head over to the Flicker group to see what everyone else is doing. See you there.

So until the next block, happy sewing!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Block #1 for Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza Quilt-along

Hi everyone this is an exciting time for me. I have had the pleasure of joining a quilt-along group. This group is called Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza: Waiting for Spring and was started by John at Quilt Dad blog and includes blocks from several very wonderful designers. I said that I was very excited about this because this is my opportunity to really get myself back into sewing/quilting.

This quilt-along is really giving me the opportunity to learn new things, gain time management of my projects, use my overwhelming amount of my fabric stash, meet new and wonderful people and become familiar with the current fabrics and designers out there.

Block-a-palooza began on January 24th with block #1 Flying Over Fields by Quilt Dad which can be found here. The first block and tutorial is very simple and great for any level sewer/quilter.

This is my first quilt-along and I am loving it and having a lot of fun. I love the anticipation of seeing what the next block will be. As I feel I need to get a handle on my fabric stash I decided that instead of using the proposed fabric collection I would use fabric I already had and it is working out great so far. Below are photos of my first block and the fabric I chose.

Fabric Set

Four Patch

Flying Geese

Finished Block #1

So if you haven’t already joined it is not to late to join in. Stop by the Flicker group and see what’s been uploaded so far.

So until the next block, happy sewing!