Friday, March 09, 2007

Birth of a blue block!

I received this fabric in the mail last week. I did a swap with AJ and another EB Quilting Buddy, Bec, 8 x 8 inch square peices of fabric each. I must admit I have been focused on finishing Hugo's quilt (as in the last post) so the fabric has just been sitting on a shelf in the sewing room. It was lovely to recieve it in the mail though!

Then, last night, I get home from work and sit down on the computer and have a blog surf (as you do!) to find AJ has finished all her blocks! All 36 of them!!! Check them out here. So that really inspired me today to get a move along. Thankfully I am only doing 18! Here is the birth of one of them, interesting watching how it goes together.

So here we have the first two blocks slashed and sewn back together. Nice and simple so far, hearts and spots.

Then I slash it again and sew another bit on it that has been slashed from another block.

Then I cut it up the middle and take another block that has had the same thing done to it, and sewn it back together. So a total of 4 cuts across the block.

Time to rotate it and slash it down the middle and to sew another block to it. Starting to get interesting. See where I cut it before I took the photo? Got a bit excitied there.

And now another bit is sewn on, so the fabric on the right hand side of the pict, will stay consistant for the rest of the block.

And then the last slash to produce the finished block. So 3 slashes the this direction, 4 the other. Bit of an interesting hodge podge of patterns and textures.

Hope all that made sense! So I have 18 blocks and I'm going to make a 4 x 4 block lap quilt, so I'll only need 16 blocks in total. AJ and I are going to now swap 8 finished blocks back to each other. I've written that here AJ so I won't go and change my mind! LOL


Suzanne Earley said...

Those are going to be very cute quilts! Looks like fine to make, too.

Flippytale Quilter said...

Yummy! ... and FUN!

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

What a fun way to make the blocks. They look great.

AJ said...

Looks great Helen...hope I didn't rush you!! I only did 4 cuts in total 2 one way 2 the swapping them will make for a very interesting quilt. I posted yours today with no red/yellow 'spots' as requested!