February 2014 - Posts
I've added the second block to this progress. It's huge already. There are some missing elements that overlap other blocks.
I finished these three at wok lat night. They go together really easily and I'm loving them. Not perfect but very cute.
I'm trying my hand at kaleidoscope blocks aka one block wonder aka stack 'n' whack. I'm using Inklingo and hand piecing. Inklingo makes it easy to print indentical sheets with little to no waste. I found this method better than having to line up fabric repeats and stacking to cut.
I'm using this cat fabric as practice before investing in more yardage:
The first three blocks are done. I'm liking this technique very much. I'm not sure what these little blocks will become but I'll make some more. I had a yard of that fabric.
We're working on this project as a group. I was tired of the Civil War scene so decided to make my blocks in halloween fabrics. I don't celebrate halloween but the fabrics are so vibrant, fun and cute. They're keeping me motivated. I bought one yard cuts of some fabrics to get started then I acquired fat quarters and remnants along the way. Some of the fabrics are from years gone by some are new this year.
The blocks are assigned six at a time every two weeks. I'm actually caught up. 54 blocks and counting. I've started a few projects of this nature and never managed to keep up or finish any of them.
Another garden themed project. I've had the patterns for years but only started working on it last September. I actually bought it twice LOL. I have four blocks completed and am working on the fifth. It's slow going since I only work on it between patients at work. I'm really loving this one.
We are well into 2014. Will this be the year I blog consistently? I have tons of projects going and I'm going to try to post my progress as I go - sort of as a motivator and to hold myself accountable.
Lets kick it off with a fun one; The appliqué group is working on "Garden Party" from Buggy Barn's book "Crazy for Appliqué". I bought a kit for this when I visited the Barn in 2012. The pieces in this one are huge. The book comes with full sized patterns. Working on such a large scale is awkward at time but it's not difficult now that I've found a place to work. Block one is on my design wall. Glue basted, waiting to be stitched down.