20 July 2012

Some Blocks

This week I've been working on my Hunky Dory Spin blocks.


Two more blocks to sew together then comes the part of quiltmaking I dislike the most - deciding which block goes where.

While reading some blogs I came across a quilt called "Love ... Mamie" on Melanie's blog.  It is a lovely 9 Patch quilt made using a method I hadn't come across before - it is all explained on this blog.  This morning I had a go at making the smaller nine patch block - it's a great way of making 2 x 3" nine patches out of 2 x 4-1/2" squares of fabric and works well for nine patches that are made using only 2 fabrics in the blocks but many different fabrics for the whole quilt (if you get what I mean).


Diann and I have been discussing out Sylvia's Bridal Sampler progress, or rather, lack of progress.  I think we've made one lonely block this year.  We've decided to make all the blocks from the book that do not require templates or foundation piecing and then we'll make a decision about whether we want to make any more or call it quits.  Some of these blocks have lots of tiny pieces of fabric.  Yesterday I made 3 blocks:

Arizona

Aunt Sukey's Choice

Barrister's Block - not at all happy with fabric choice or my piecing in this block.
John and I are going to a wedding on Saturday - I hope our lovely sunny weather stays around, although it disappeared for a while yesterday morning.

9 comments:

shez said...

you have been very busy Lynda and love the pink quilt,well done,hope the weather stays good for you.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a great week you have had...all your blocks look fantastic Lynda....Have fun tomorrow...x

Jo in TAS said...

Very cheery post with all those lovely brights! Great work!

Roseanne said...

Love your Hunky Dory Spin blocks.

Cathy said...

Love your Hunky Dory Spin blocks and love their name...

Sarah said...

Very productive Lynda! They all look great!

Yvette said...

Your Sylvia blocks are beautiful. My Sylvia has been on a holiday and will not return until 2013. LOL

Teresa said...

I love your Hunky Dory blocks. Just love the colours you've used. The blocks you've made for your Sylvia quilt are wonderful... so bright.. you have to get Diann enthused to keep going!! Good luck xx

Maree: said...

Love your Spin Blocks Lynda good to see you are still busy in the sewing dept...are you still Temping.?
cheers

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