Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Block 2

By Marjorie
For some reason blogger is not working on my computer. Lets see if it works on the phone. I fussy cut the pattern on the big leaves and like how they turned out. I decided to use the same fabrics for all the corner flowers. At least until I run out.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Benjamin Biggs - Block Two

This is my second block.  I thought I would make all my corner buds cheddar and add a little more cheddar through out the quilt to give it a little different look.
I have been working on so many red and green quilts lately it’s becoming a little monotonous.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Here is my Block 2,  I hope I can continue to keep up.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quilter501 - Block 2 - French General Fabrics

I made a commitment to try to use my stash for this quilt.  So first, I cut up my solids this month and arranged the 5 solids I had from this French General collection and decided how I could best arrange the various background selections.  Here is a picture of how I tentatively will place the various solid blocks.  You can see the first two blocks in the upper left hand corner.  The lightest color is this month's block.

Then I continued trying to do this block in Broderie Perse from some of the gorgeous florals.  The buds may be the death of me but I will keep trying.  I decided to try to do the Broderie Perse closely appliqued because of the differences in the backgrounds.  Each block may be different.

I love this quilt....and even the large blocks.  I am looking forward to how each background color fits with the prints and florals I have.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Block 2

I completed block two and now I am kind of wavering on how much and if I really like these big 16 inch blocks. A redo of the first two blocks may be happening, stay tuned...


Monday, February 10, 2014

Block 2

Hi all,
  I have my second block done. Woo,hoo. This one was easy. I added indigo blue to the block just like I plan to do to all the blocks. I don't want to overwhelm the red, so I just added a little blue insert on the red.  The red was from stash, a long time ago, I wish I had more of it. I noticed one of my pictures from last month vanished mysteriously.  I don't know what happened. It was my stash for this quilt, so I will try to post it again.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Block 2

I just finished sewing block 2. All caught up for the month.
Happy sewing ladies,

Friday, February 7, 2014

Block 1

Hello Ladies,
I'm Kel from NSW Australia. I'm so happy to be part of this BOM and hope to be able to keep up with you all. 
I completed Block 1 at the original full size and colour scheme, red and green. I wasn't feeling the colour at all and I didn't like the large size either. Picky aren't i!
So I printed out the pattern again this time at 75 percent and came up with a block 12 inches square that will finish at 11.5 inches. Weird i know but I'm happy with the block and it's size. I think it's a far more manageable size and less background fabric! 
As far as colours go I'm going with Teal, Red, Pink and green. And possibly some browns for good measure. I didn't like the rosebud thingies so I decided to leave those out as well. I think I'm going to take a leaf out of Gay's book and do the little petals when its all sewn together. Not entirely sure but I want to keep my options open.

Sew, without further ado, here is my block one original and my smaller block.

Keep on stitching,
From alwaysapplique blogspot

Here are blocks 1 and 2 together:

I decided to change the corner leaves from the pattern to make them look more like rose leaves, because the buds look like rosebuds to me.  I drew out a pattern on freezer paper of how I will place the corner rosebuds and leaves on each block, with a rosebud on each block corner, and a leaf on each seam where two blocks are sewn together.  Pic of my pattern:
I am using all red, green and yellow fabrics for this quilt.  I am having fun with it so far.  My blog is here:  Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Judy Hansen

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Block 2

Yesterday was happily spent prepping and stitching this block. After looking at the picture of the quilt again, I decided that I would like all of the swags to be the same fabric. On the FB group someone asked how much fabric would be required for the swags and Gay responded that 2 to 2 1/2 yards should be enough. I am making 12 in blocks so should not need quite so much. I have challenged myself to only use my stash to make this one and probably only have enough of a solid green to make the swags so decided to start introducing a bit of solid into the other blocks. This is not the solid that I will use for the swags but is just a shade lighter. I am looking at each block as though it is made by a different person and they have just pulled from their own collection of fabric. However I am trying to use period appropriate fabrics. I used a larger print in my first block but it is a repro from a slightly earlier era so I think it is still a good fit.



Monday, February 3, 2014

Block #1 Assembled

Phew it's all glue basted now.  I just have to machine stitch it.  I'll trim it to a 16 1/2" square once that's done.  Here it is:
I'm not happy with the upper right bud and it's position.  Do you advanced appliquers know if you can move pieces once they are glue basted with Roxanne's Glue baste?  Please advise.  The adjusted pattern for the center can be found here.

Block 1 finished

I am excited to be finished this block. Thanks to everyone who shared their variations, I was inspired to redraw my center and reduce the block size to 12 inches. Unfortunately I did not read the instructions carefully and did not realize I should have reversed the buds so I will be reversing the buds in my future blocks.



Block 2

This was a nice one to sew - went together pretty quickly.  I have used all different fabrics from my first block - but all from the same limited reproduction colour scheme - with a plain poison green in there too.
Have fun sewing!

Block 1 finished

I am excited to be finished this block. Thanks to everyone who shared their variations, I was inspired to redraw my center and reduce the block size to 12 inches. Unfortunately I did not read the instructions carefully and did not realize I should have reversed the buds so I will be reversing the buds in my future blocks.



Sunday, February 2, 2014

Question about future borders

Now that we have received the 2nd block pattern, am looking at the 10 yards of background that will be used. Maybe I missed earlier estimates as to how much fabric to put aside for the borders? Based on the completed size of the quilt - 100 x100 would it be safe to assume we will need 3 1/2 yards for the borders. Sounds like our borders will be about 10" wide? We are getting 4 18" blocks cut from each yard of background x 25 blocks. So I am counting on using the other 6 1/2 yards for the blocks. Math was never my strong suit so hoping you can correct me or confirm. Thanks much.

Happy stitching!

Pat T