Saturday, October 29, 2016

HOQH - Two more blocks

This past week I put two more blocks together for this sweet project. I am really having fun trawling through my repro scraps to find the perfect pieces to use. Until I get to the stage of sashing etc, I'd like to try not to cut into yardage. Because they're only 6" blocks, it shouldn't be difficult right?

Here are the next blocks:

Block 22 - Leaf Block

Block 55 - Malvina's Chain

With both of these blocks I paid absolutely no attention to the directions whatsoever. With block 22 I made up flying geese units using the flippy corners technique. With block 55 I made up the pinwheels using the doubled up half square triangle technique. I can truthfully say it was much easier than cutting all the individual triangles and worrying about bias edges etc. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this with all the blocks going forward, but I'll be trying to cut some corners where I can!

These blocks will go on the back burner for an indefinite period of time now though. On Thursday Lizzy delivered my basted quilt top to me, and I'm now quilting in earnest!

This is not going to be a quick process, but I'm enjoying how it's coming along already. I'm playing tennis this afternoon, but as soon as I'm done I'll be stitching those tiny stitches again. Can't wait!

Also - a sweet lady emailed me and asked some questions about having my quilt basted, and I put the message aside to answer once I got my quilt back - but I now can't find the message. So I'm so sorry to that person, do you mind messaging me again? Thank you :-)

Chatter soon :-)


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

blocks are looking good!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

How exciting! You're quilt Caswell now! She is going to be so beautiful. Your pieced blocks are pretty. I agree, make it easy if possible. Blessings, Gretchen

Janet said...

Beautiful blocks. I really like your background fabrics. You quilt beautifully. May I ask what your blue pen is?
Yes, take your time and enjoy this project. It's too pretty to rush it. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have/had a great tennis match.

Celia in England said...

Your Caswell quilt is amazing, such a beauty and the setting is lovely! I think I have 3 more blocks to do plus the embroidery on quite a few and then will have to decide on the border. Your new blocks are also looking great!

Kyle said...

Now the fun begins with all that wonderful quilting. Two more sweet blocks.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Gorgeous quilting! I cannot wait to see this beauty all quilted. Your little pieced blocks are wonderful.


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