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.
I finally caved. For the past several years I have been drooling over all the beautiful blocks and quilts popping out of quilters' scrap boxes as they join in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I've always admired and not joined in because my quilt "to do" list was already long enough. Last Saturday's linky party showcasing finished RSC quilts just pushed me over the edge and I caved. I'll be making at least one block a month this year.
In case you haven't yet stumbled across an RSC post somewhere in blogland, here's how it works. Every month a featured color is announced, and participants delve into their scrap fabrics for scraps in that color to make a block (or several) in that color. You can make the same block (or blocks) every month in each month's color, or you can make something different each month. It's really up to you. Every Saturday you can go to the So Scrappy blog and link up a blog post about your RSC sewing for the week.