Tuesday, November 29, 2011

For Jessica

Will deliver this in person, Jess. See you soon!

Jessica's Block

I sent this off to you yesterday Jessica:

 The colors are off in this photo and I think in person they all work.
Can't wait to see what your finished quilt looks like!

Better Late Than Never!

Hello Everyone,

Shelly, this was truly a test for me! Thanks for bringing me outside my box!

It is winging its way to you and I hope you like it.  I put up a post on my blog with a little more detail about the block if you would like to read about it, click here.

Now onto Jessica's block!
Until Next Time...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Helen's December Block(s)

Hi to all my TCQB pals. I would be so happy to have some help making snowball blocks for my Red & White quilt. I made these today and posted my process on my blog. Click here. If you need red or white scraps, I will send them to you. Just say the word..... But I would rather receive a great variety of fabrics for a scrappy look. Hoping you will each make four 7 1/2" blocks which will make up one 14" block, finished.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

At Last!

The last leaf is on and I will be sending it off to Shelly now. Will be hard to let it go, but I know it will get a good home!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

jessica's block

I managed to finish Jessica's block right away. I loved working with these colors! Such a nice pairing. I loved working with the HST's. This quilt is going to look amazing!

Still chugging along with Shelly's block. I looked at all the other applique blocks posted here, I think I'm going to have to do some stitch ripping...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shelly's Block

Your block is in the mail, Shelly!  This is going to be one gorgeous quilt!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

October Two's - Company Bee block for Shelly - FINISHED!!

This is going off in the mail tomorrow Shelly!

Hope it works into your plan:
I'm still stuck on what I'm going to do in January, but I'll come up with something good!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Yes, I Can Do It

Hello Everyone,

Just thought that Shelly might like to see that my block is coming along for her...

Did you know that this is the perfect project for plane rides?

I hope you like it so far, Shelly?

Until Next Time...

Leaves for Shelly

Hi Shelly,  Here's a crummy photo, just to let you know that your block is coming along.  Sorry it's late!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jessica's blocks for November

I love all the red and white quilts we've been working on, but right now I just don't think I want to own one.  (that may change, as quilting tastes often do)So I'm going to switch it up a bit, this month we're going to sew with blue and brown.

I love love love half-square triangle quilts, but even though I've tried to make one in the past, I just couldn't stick with it.  I made 3 blocks (9 patches) and I was pooped.  I hope you have the energy to make me just one of these:

I am sending packages of brown solid and enough blue for 10-12 triangles, I'm asking that the blue for the remaining 4-6 blocks comes from your stash.  Please try to use medium bright blues that are similar to the ones I sent.  If anyone needs blue fabric, please let me know asap and I will mail it out to you.
My method for HSTs is similar to this tutorial, but you can use whichever technique you're comfortable with, as long as the blocks come out ok.  The cut squares measure 5", you'll trim to 4.5", and the finished HSTs will come to 4".  The entire block will be 16.5" unfinished.

some inspiration:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66362701@N00/5001362909/ (my current favorite)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgiamcdonald/3783247223/ (I was very close to choosing orange and white..)

Thanks everybody, let me know if you have any questions.  If you're going to be at the NYC Metro Mod Guild meeting in December, I'll happily accept the blocks then.  Everybody else can mail them whenever you're finished.  I'll keep chugging along and make more blue & brown blocks, I think I'll need about 3-4 blocks' worth of triangles to add some rows and make it large enough for my son's bed.
Ok, now back to stitching Shelly's leaves...