Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blocks 5 and 6 - Modern Sampler

Yikes, what did I get myself into this week?  I make these itty bitty (it seems) arrows using traditional piecing.  In retrospect I probably should have tried paper piecing.



I included an arrow block in my sampler since arrows have been so popular lately.  It's safe to say that I got arrows out of my system and won't be tempted to sew them again.  The arrows are block 5.

My test block provides an alternate color way.



Block 6 is a companion to block 4.  I sewed 8 similar squares and pieced them together differently to create my 2 final squares.



Again I created a test block in an alternate color way.



Whew!  I made it through January on schedule.  Yay me!

Fabrics used (on all but the test blocks):
Starlight in Nightfall (Rhoda Ruth by Elizabeth Hartman)
Geometric XOXO in Indigo (Simply Colorful 2 by Moda Fabrics)
Kona Solid in Slate (by Robert Kaufman)
Kona Solid in Bluegrass (by Robert Kaufman)
Atomic Flux in Alloy (Utopia by AGF)
Henna in Aqua (Eden by Tula Pink)
Mini Pearl Bracelets in Rocket (by Lizzy House)

As usual, the test blocks use my stash/scraps and I've lost track of what they are.

This week I'm linked up with:
Freshly Pieced
Crazy Mom Quilts
Quilt Story

Needle and Thread Thursday

Sew Fresh Quilts


18 comments:

  1. Love the fabric choices and the arrows are great.

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    1. Thanks! The arrows were a real pain but hopefully worth it :)

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  2. Love the curved piecing blocks. I want to make some now!

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    1. I like the curves too. I hope to do more in the future. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Those are great arrows. Good luck with your sampler.

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  4. Looks like the makings of a nice sampler. Visiting from NTT

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  5. ok you may have scared me away from doing arrows…no not

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    1. Next time I will make arrows that are a little bit larger. I think these were a pain because of the size. Thanks for stopping by Sherry!

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  6. I'm really impressed that you were able to pull the arrow off so well without paper-piecing. That being said, paper-piecing isn't so scary once you get used to the first couple steps of the process. I like the idea of making a second block in an alternate color way.

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    1. Thanks Afton. Paper piecing is on my mental "to do list" of things to try this year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love the arrow blocks, they are perfectly pieced! Great color choice

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  8. Your arrows are great! I like them but have not made any...yet

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  9. The arrows are really cute! Can't wait to see the blocks together.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I'm pretty excited about how the first few looks together on the design wall :)

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