Thursday, March 17, 2011

The final two blocks

The Blogger's Block-a-palooza is winding down. Here are my final two blocks.

Block 15 is called Double Pinwheel. I love the block, but my color choices are questionable. (The block is pictured sideways.) When I look at it, I see tsunami waves and a nuclear danger symbol. I am thinking of changing it somehow. Or perhaps I will make a whole new one and keep this one as a prayer reminder for Japan.
Block 16 is called Pinwheel Parade. This is a cheerful block and it was very simple to make. It is bittersweet, for it is the last block in this quilt along.
In one week, the host will post finishing instructions...sashing, borders, etc. I think I will make at least four more blocks; I have enough fabric, and I am not terribly fond of square quilts. They are great to hang on the wall, but not big enough to cuddle underneath!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Little Green Quilters Update

I have not done any UFO busting this week, again.

But here is my Block-a-palooza Quilt Along block #13. I loved making this block, and I love the nine patch in the center! This would be a great block to use a fussy cut fabric in the center. I can see this one pattern in a future quilt.
And this is block # 14. I made this one today. It is called "Follow the Leader"! I really really like this one too.
Only two more blocks in this quilt along. I will be sad when it is over, for it is such fun to see the new block on Mondays and Thursdays.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Little Green Quilters Update

I have no UFO updates to post this week. I am doing some sewing, however!
Here is block 12 of the Blogger's Quilt-a-palooza Quilt Along.
And here are the first 12 blocks.
Only four more blocks to go.
And I have been playing. When I re-stored my stash a few weeks ago, I found some leftover fabrics from a quilt I made for a friend. It was all cut into squares and triangles. I even had a long strip pieced from small leftovers. I have no idea what I intended to do, so I am enjoying myself just playing around. Of course, when I leave it on the design floor, it is bound to get interrupted by the dog, leaving a big mess!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Here is Block 11

This is such a beautiful block, but the picture just does not show the true colors. It is so calm and marbled.