Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Block Here, A Block There

As I quilt along on my Winding Leaves summer quilt, I take a break now and then to do a block for fun. Here are a couple I did this week.
 This one I named Wisteria Morning. It's basically a Drunkard's Path paper pieced with a little something extra. I didn't like the solid circle in the middle, so I added extra lines to the piecing and wound up with more interest.
This one is Jack's Diamonds that I found on Quilter's Cache. That place is amazing with so many free blocks! I fussy cut all but the pinwheel in the middle. That was challenging but effective.

There are so many blocks I want to try. And I will eventually. I have my friend Jan to thank for my ever increasing love of paper piecing.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Middle of June Already?!

I looked at the date of my last post and it was way back in May. Hmmmm, I'm slacking...well, not really, but it seems that way. I've been working on little things here and there. I was getting ready to go on vacation and had little alterations to make on some of my clothes, and I didn't have time to really do much sewing for fun.

I did get my second June BOM done before we left.
I didn't notice the left lower corner of the jar was off until I looked at the photo. Dang it! So I tried again, but I didn't have enough of that lovely blue for the background. I altered the dimensions a little and added the large darker blue border.
I don't like it as well, so I'll use the first one in my quilt. I think. Not sure yet. ;)

I also joined another quilt along by Beaquilter. I like most of the blocks, but one or two I'm going to alter or do my own thing for. Bea is very good at tutorials though, so her quilt alongs are always fun. Here are my first two blocks.
I've decided to do each block in a different color for a rainbow quilt. It will make it easier to use up some of my stash and not have to buy more fabric.
I am planning to do the Deck-Ade the Halls quilt along too, but I still have to find a background fabric that moves me. (And one I can afford)

I have my summer quilt pin basted and ready to start quilting. I'm anxious to get it done. So many projects so little time!