Monday, August 1, 2011

Moving right along

I have finished 8 of the 12 blocks for the Summer Sampler Series.  This has been a great challenge for me.  I am having to work differently than I usually do when creating a quilt.  I usually cut cut cut until I have an entire top cut out and then I sew and sew until it is complete.  Since we are given a block on 3 days of the week I have to cut a little, then sew a little.  It's working out fine though.

This is my block #5 called the Star.

Here's block #6, the Arkansas Traveler.

Block #7, the Six Pointed String Quilt.  I was afraid to trim this one down to 12.5" because I think it's jacked up.  It's not exactly square if you know what I mean, so I decided to leave it a little wider until the end of the series when I get ready to sew all the squares together.  This block was really fun for me to make.  I loved just grabbing some strips and sewing them together and see what I ended up with.  If my block is too jacked up to use I definitely won't mind making another one.

Block #8, called Lucky Pieces.  I just love the aqua and plum combination in this block.

Now I have to start thinking about what I will do to enlarge this quilt a little.  I think I'm going to make some extra squares and add to it along with added some sashing and corner stones.  We'll see though.


Linz said...

These blocks look aMAZing!!! Perfect!!!!!

Debbie said...

Your blocks are fantastic! I'm a tad behind & can't wait to get back to them!!

Melinda said...

I think my favorites are 8 and 5. Oh my, did you use white? Not white! Just kidding (you know what I'm talking about!).

Anonymous said...

Your points are killing me, SO perfect! I really wish I had started this series, your blocks might be the push I need to try it out.

My fave is definitely the star. I love the way the stripes made a hexie. Can't wait to see the finished quilt, and it better be in person! ;)

Mishka said...

Your blocks look awesome!

MulticoloredPieces said...

What fun blocks! Just stopped by from Quilting Bloggers to enjoy your blog while trying to beat the heat. You're quilts are great--l like your use of color. Happy quilting!
best, nadia

Toni said...

Your blocks are fabulous! I love that you are using all solids!

Lyanna L. said...

These blocks look great, I love the color story! =)