Sunday, July 31, 2016
My strips were long enough to cut some more feather halves so I'm sending them along too! I figured you could combine them with some of your own fabrics to make some more varied feathers. I know I always end up wanting to make some additional blocks to have enough for the whole quilt so this will give you a bit of a head start.
I hope you like the blocks, Kelly!
Just got back from vacation. I made the block before I left
and had my daughter drop it in the mail for me. This isn't the best picture.
This was a great block. I love 1/2 square blocks. Hope you like it Amanda.
Looking forward to seeing it together.
Have fun, Rose
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Sarah asked that we tell her about the fabrics we chose. I used several scraps from the line High Street, I used it to make a Turning 20 quilt. I also used several pieces from the Summer Breeze line that my sister used to make a Cheaper by the Dozen quilt. There is some Cotton & Steel from my stash, and rest are from my scrap bin, so they were most likely used on a quilt. I think the reason I liked these blocks is because it is a way to used lots and lots of different fabrics. I can't wait to see Sarah's finished quilt.
Here I am squeeking in under the wire. Horrid, harried month but I gotter done... The colors don't translate quite right in the photo. I hope it goes well with the other blocks you've received.
This block was interesting and when all put together, the secondary patterns will be great. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt!
Friday, July 29, 2016
And now it is the end of July! Crazy! I was unsure about this block (though certainly not about you Amanda!) but I am excited to see the finished product! I didn't realize the secondary patterns that would emerge with the monochromatic colors. How cool!
I am just in time posting your blocks. I have picked out the fabric and cut out the parts for a little while but just tonight have sewn it together. Love your color palette and it was easy and quick to put together. Can't wait to see the finished project.
I also crashed Hive 6 and made some Spools for Tracy. They were fun and easy.
Looking forward to seeing August's Blocks in just a few days.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I really enjoyed making your blocks and I was very good and made sure my ruler fitted on top with plenty to spare for you
And talking of spare I've put in a few extra strips for you to play with.
I hope you like it Patty and I am really looking forward to seeing your quilt come together.
Abigail from cut&alter x
Irene @ Patchwork and Pastry
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Mary Ann Hardee
Monday, July 25, 2016
For Sarah in Hive 1, I made a set of feathers. Being careful (read: slow) I took my time getting them done and still got the two rights mixed up, but oh well. I like the result and the fact that it is a nice big 18 inch block. A few would make a nice little wall hanging or baby quilt and I will be making it again, for sure. Her color choice worked out great for me; I have been holding onto a yard of vintage Alexander Henry waiting for the right project, and here it is. I used a piece for the solid side of the right feather.
Kelly, I hope you like this. I can't wait to see your finished quilt!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Still, I like how this one came out. Thanks for the fun!
The mere mention of 'wonky' strikes terror in my heart. I'm pretty flexible; I'm ok with changes in plans, or revising approaches that aren't working quite right, but I've never been good with improvisation. I must admit that I couldn't overcome this hang-up so I drafted the star points on paper before executing them.
My husband peeped in on me while I was pulling fabrics and asked about the block I was working on. I mentioned the connection to The Netherlands and that I was planning to work in red, white, and blue since their flag has the same colors as those of us in the United States of America. He suggested that I add some orange in. Stupid me; I just haaaaaaad to ask why. Turns out, the athletes for Holland wear orange . He said that since the Olympics will be starting soon, that I should sneak some orange in to represent the year.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
This was a fun block to do this month. I started to over-think the color placement and then just decided to randomly pull out strips and I like the result. Hope you do, too. Everyone of them has been used in a quilt, bag or sundress. Already in the mail so you should be receiving it soon.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Sarah wanted to know about some of the fabric origins in our blocks. A couple of the strips in mine are left from a quilt I'm making for a friend. She's retiring after thirty years of nursing. Loves the beach, swimming and reading. I'm halfway through a lap quilt of bathing suits for her - figured she can put her feet up after the beach and read a while.
Thanks for an inspiring month,
Thursday, July 21, 2016
A recap of this month: Gorgeous inspiration photo, our own pieces of Patty's fabric to work with, a nom nom fabric pull photo, great directions, and the blocks I'm seeing finished are truly drool worthy. Well done Patty and Hive 5!! Upping the ante once again for the rest of us who haven't been queen yet. What am I going to do when it's my turn? Good thing it's not a competition because I've already lost. :-)
I thought I would have time to make you three blocks, unfortunately no. So I'm sending back enough gold C + S Netorious and your white for another block if you want.
You asked us to post another interest of ours as we post these blocks. You just never know where the Venn diagram will overlap right? About 4 years ago I joined a car club and got help restoring my step father's 1966 Sunbeam Alpine. It is a two seater red convertible British made sporty little number that my step dad bought in 1967. I have it entered in the NW All British Field Meet taking place this Saturday. It's not even close to concourse ready, it still has the original interior and a paint job from 1972 but it's a super fun car to drive and there is a section of car lovers that enjoy a vintage car with it's patina "intact" as it were. I'm one of those. If I put a nice paint job on it I would be afraid to drive it and enjoy it. It's in pretty good shape so I've left it mostly as it was when I got it (except that she runs like a top now!!) and love that it is an original car and tells a story about where it's been and what it's done. And what an education for me restoring it, I didn't even know how a combustion engine worked when I started, now I can remove and re install the carbs without help!! I even helped a friend replace his clutch! Who knew I could do that!?!
I know you said only ONE interest but I also own a small restored 1955 travel trailer which I call Trixie and I'm totally in love with. There are photos of both my vintage car and vintage trailer on Instagram if anyone is interested to see them.
Thanks for this cool block pattern and as I said before you have a real winner on your hands here.
This quilt is going to be gorgeous when done.
I'm afraid my block is woefully low on variety, because it was a complete fluke I had any solids at all, let alone a grey. The only reason I had the blue was because I had to buy a bit for Jennifer's block in April :).
Also, Kiwi wanted to say hi!
It'll go in the post sometime this week--hope you like it, Amanda!
Greetings from scorching Munich,