I need 32 more orange units for the border I'm planning for my Chic Country, but I have enough units to assemble the center of the quilt. I have started joining units into blocks, and blocks into larger sections.
a few blocks in short row, but rows are not joined yet
So far the points are all matching up pretty well without too much fuss. There is a lot of pinning though. I hate pinning! I think I'll join the blocks in sections instead of rows to minimize the number of long seams with a lot of points to match. The total number of points to match will be the same either way, but seems less daunting when tackling just a few at a time!
After I posted pictures the spring blooms quilt I made last spring, I received a lot of requests for a block tutorial. It's been slow coming, but here it is!
Fabric and Cutting
For a single 10" block you will need:
4 - 4" squares assorted scraps (A) (I used different prints of one color)
4 - 2" squares background (B)
4 - 2" x 4" background (C)
4 - 2" x 5 1/2" background (D)
4 - 2" squares green (E)
I made my flowers from scraps, but I used just one fabric for all my block backgrounds to make the blooms float on the quilt. It might be interesting to use a variety of neutral scraps for the background and see how that looks. If you give that a try, please share a picture!
As much as
possible, I plan my pressing so that seams will nest when I join units. I
find my corners match better when I do this. If you follow the
pressing directions as given, you will be able to nest any seams that…
This is it folks! Here’s Snowflake 7, the last snowflake block pattern in the Snowalong series. I’ve included 4 versions for this one. Again, all the versions use the same set of paper piecing templates.
This pattern and last week’s combined pattern for Snowflakes 5 and 6 are available free in my Payhip store. Snowflake 7 will be free through November 16. Snowflakes 5 and 6 are still free through next Monday.
***** Update June 23, 2019: Snowflake 7 is now available as part of the Snowflakes Sampler Set 3 or Snowflake Blocks Complete Set, both available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
There is a change in plans concerning the Snowalong linky parties. My Linky Tools free trial subscription is coming to an end and while I was happy to pay for a subscription to enable sharing in the Snowalong, I’m less inclined to do so when there isn’t much sharing happening. So, I’ve updated the Snowalong page to reflect that there will not be any more linky parties.
You may have seen Temperature Quilt projects popping up on blogs and social media feeds over the last few years. The idea is to represent temperatures with colours and to document the temperature each day by making a quilt block with the corresponding colour. At the end of the year, you have a quilt documenting temperature variations through the year. If you google "temperature quilt", or do a search on Pinterest or Instagram, you'll see lots of cool quilts. Some even manage to work precipitation data into their daily block!
This year I gave in and decided too join in, but I had trouble choosing a design. I liked the idea of HST, with one half representing the daily maximum temperature, and the other the daily minimum. However, I also liked the idea of having one row or column per month, so I could easily process the data in the quilt (because I'm nerdy that way). Using squares in a quilt like that ended up with a weird aspect ratio, either long and skinny, or…