The last week I have been working on a new block for my Modern Guild’s Block of the Month. This month is a string block, and I decided to do mine as a sort of rainbow starburst. I love the way it turned out and now I think I need an entire quilt made out of these blocks! I may start making more of these blocks now as they were quick to put together and didn’t require too much thought so they were great for nap times.
I now have 4 blocks ready! I am loving the way they all look together.
It is time to start thinking of getting the next block ready: a wonky log cabin!
Linking up to : Sew Cute Tuesday,
I can’t believe that it has been over a month since I last posted! Things have been a little crazy here for the last few weeks – Little Girl is awake and playing more, we did a road trip to visit family and friends and my Husband managed to break his foot. He is on crutches for about 6 weeks and then a walking boot after that. Poor guy can’t carry Little Girl right now and it takes him much longer to get anything done with the crutches. Needless to say not a lot of sewing has been done here recently.
I have managed to get some things done though. Back in July I offered to organize a block of the month for my local quilt guild. I have been spending time planning blocks, making blocks and writing instructions for those. So far 3 blocks and 1 set of instructions done. I am loving the way that they turning out and can’t wait to get working on the rest of the blocks.
Also before the broken foot incident I told a friend I would make a quilt for her for a baby shower. I picked up this cute pattern at Sew Fresh Quilts and love the quilt. Thankfully it comes together fairly easily so I am able to get some put together during Little Girl’s naps. I can’t wait to see it finished and may just have to make another one for Little Girl!
Wow, August is turning into a month of finishes for me, which is great. I love seeing all these quilts come together, yay.
This week I managed to get all the binding and labelling finished for my Half Square Triangle Block of the Month (HST BOM) quilt from In Color Order’s BOM. She did the BOM in 2012, but I was not able to start my quilt until January of this year. I was trying to be good and keep it as a BOM, but in June I got excited and started going ahead. I am happy I did as I love how it all turned out and that I will have this bright happy quilt for the fall and winter.
I did the quilt using Simply Color fabric line from V and Co. I love this fabric and all the happy colors in it.
The backing is rainbow chevrons from Riley Blake in large. This took a little planning as I needed to piece it and I didn’t want the seam to be noticeable. I managed to get it pretty close but not perfect – no one has noticed so far, lol.
For the quilting i wanted to stick with something with angels to go with all the triangles on the front. I decided to quilt it with straight lines in a chevron pattern. To make things easy, I simply followed the chevrons on the back (and quilted it upside down which was interesting to make sure I didn’t hit any pins!).
Pattern: HST BOM from In Color order
Fabric: Simply Color layer cake, + Kona Snow
Backing: Large Rainbow Chevrons, Riley Blake
Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. and Needle and Thread Thursday.