Friday, May 21, 2010

June Blocks

I have been going back and forth about which block I wanted. There are so many fun blocks it is very hard to choose just one! But I decided to go with circles.

THEME: Circles!
I am sending a large piece of pinkish lavender fabric to use for the background/main color and some scraps for you to use if you want. If you want to use my scraps for something else and use your own or use a combination of your scraps with my scraps for this block - that is wonderful. (I get bored with my own scraps so I won't care if you use yours) I want the circles to be bright and fun and if you want to do more than one I would love it. You can do just one circle on the block or lots of circles, stacked circles, random or lined up, appliqued or some other sewing method - this is pretty much up to you.

BLOCK SIZE: 12.5" finished

Can we add fabric from our stash: Sure! Just use the lavender as the main/ background color.

EMBELISHMENTS: I don't mind if you add embellishements that won't make it too hard to quilt - nothing too bulky - things like yo-yos or or buttons would probably be okay

THREAD COLOR: Either white or cream.

TUTORIAL: Here are some tutorials for circle blocks. You can use one of these or make up your own. I'm sure there are others, too.

INSPIRATION: Here are some more ideas from flickr.

ALSO: You can keep the colored scraps but please send any leftover lavender fabric back to me. I want to make a twin/full quilt so I might to need to add some blocks.

I will have the fabric in the mail on Monday.
Thank you so much ladies! I can't wait to see all your blocks!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Progression ...

I know you ladies have been wondering where your blocks are going ... sigh ... I've been busy.  I'm still in the process of organizing and cleaning up my studio.  Luckily, the big parts are finished.  All that's left to do is install the baseboards (I was going to do it myself, but I don't think I'll have the time now), and the AC duct work needs to be fixed.  Obviously, I can't do anything about that myself, so as soon as $$ allows, we'll have the pros out here to do their job.

In the meantime, I've been putting ALL of my craft stuff in this room.  There are so many things everywhere, and I've been trying to keep groups of "like things" together.  So, all of your blocks (and extra strips) were in the same place - I just didn't know where that place was. 

I found them today.

So, I uploaded shots of what I've received so far.  Unfortunately, I didn't keep the packaging that came with the blocks, so I have no idea who sent what.  I'm hoping that you ladies will remember what blocks you made, and you'll indicate which block is yours with notes on Flickr.  That way, I can update my "received from" list in our group.

On a related note, I have to tell you guys that I absolutely ADORE this quilt so far.  I can't believe how great it looks - even unfinished like it is!  I can foresee us fighting over this quilt on movie nights FOR SURE.  You guys do amazing work, and a couple of you have schooled me on the seams ... I think I like them pressed open for the big "X" part.  It seems to make it easier and it lays flatter.  Or maybe that's just my imagination ...

Anyway, thanks again for trudging along with me through this block.  I know it probably seemed overwhelming for some of you, but so far, you guys are doing an amazing job!!