Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blocks 16 and 17

I'm so happy to still be on track with my modern sampler.  Yay me!

Block 16 is an improv heart.

I made a test block with scraps which I think is super cute.

Both blocks are 6.5" square.

Block 17 is improv curves.

I took the Sherri Lynn Wood bias curves class at Quiltcon.  The shapes in this block are inspired by that class.  I didn't use bias strips to piece this block since it's so small (only 2.5" by 6.5").

Fabrics used:
Pasture Lines in Pickle (Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander)
Drawn Stripe in Leaf (Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander)
Chelsea in Leaf (Highline by Free Spirit Fabrics)
Doily Web in Mustard (Spellbound by Cotton + Steel)
Kona Solid in Corn Yellow (by Robert Kaufman)
Collar Ends in Bronze (Artisan by AGF)
Four Corners - Weave in Gold (Riley Blake Designs)
Pure Elements Solid in Light Grey (by AGF)

Linked up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Sew Fresh Quilts

Friday, March 4, 2016

Scalloped Spring Bunting

Spring has sprung!  I wanted some Easter bunting for the dining room but couldn't find Easter fabric that I liked.  Instead I chose these springy birds which can last beyond Easter.

For each scallop I cut a piece of the main fabric and a piece of backing fabric.  I used white muslin for the backing.  I sewed them right sides together, leaving the straight edge open.  After turning the scallops right side out and pressing, I pinned them inside the bias tape and sewed along the edge of the tape.  I used pre made extra wide double fold bias tape.


Linked up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Blocks 14 and 15

I'm still plugging along on my modern sampler!

Block 14 is a plus block.  I feel so trendy!

Block 15 is an improv star block.  I the stitch and flip method to make the star points.

Both blocks are 6.5" square (including seam allowances).

Fabrics used:
Kona Solid in Bluegrass (by Robert Kaufman)
Atomic Flux in Alloy (Utopia by AGF)
Henna in Aqua (Eden by Tula Pink)
Kona Solid in Cabbage (by Robert Kaufman)
Mini Pearl Bracelets in Rocket (by Lizzy House)