Monday, February 1, 2016

Aurifil Designer Block of the Month


Another finish! 
I was able to complete the block of the month!  I couldn't find the right blues for a traditional "blue and white"  since Heather calls her block Swirls and was thinking ocean waves,  I used ocean blues and greens - I've been collecting these since my trip to San Diego in 2011... I also found some white backing fabric in my stash!  I may be able to do the whole quilt without buying fabric - except possibly for the backing.  Yay!  (that's my pocketbook cheering,  not the fabric lover)
I simply love this block - in fact I wasn't going to participate in this BOM, but then I saw this block. 
It's a good thing I love this block too... I stitched the center all wrong and had to start it over, then I think I ripped out the new center at least 3x,  then I sewed the corner triangles the wrong direction, I had to trim the last round of white ... Yep it's a good thing I love this block - it almost wasn't a Finish!  But now it is and though it's not perfect, I am pleased with it! And I might just make another one! 
For more about this block,  the tutorial and an interview with block designer Heather Valentine click here!

Stay tuned for more progress and finishes

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Progress =Finish

In my last post I shared the whys and wherefores of my Word16 words.  Here is my Finished mini to remind me to make Progress!  I also Finished a quilt for a  Warrior Princess!  I made Progress on another project, and it would be finished except for technical difficulties  :/ I will hopefully fix that problem after a cup of tea.  I am linking to Elm Street Quilts Word16 - you can click and maybe get some inspiration for your own word of the year!