Monday, 18 May 2015

Three [lovely] Moccasin Blocks

My aim for a Lovely Year of Finishes for May is to make sure I don't fall behind on the Moccasin BOM from Gen X Quilters. I didn't complete April blocks in April because of the small matter of moving house, and I could easily slip further and further behind... this is my way of getting back on track.

But this post should be called "Three nearly [lovely] Moccasin Blocks"...



So here are April blocks - this was my first time making string blocks and I really enjoyed it. It definitely won't be my last.


And a single block for May - this will be the focal point of the quilt. It was also another technique I don't often play with - Dresden circles. Unfortunately, despite carefully making sure the printer was set to no scaling, and being very careful with my seam allowance, the circle is 3" too big. Yes. 3". I have no idea where it went wrong. I'm going to leave it for now. If, once I've pieced all the blocks, I have enough fabric left to make it, I will, and this will become a cushions. If I don't have enough fabric left, I will have to trim this one down and have either a Dresden without points, or applique in prairie points instead... hopefully there'll be fabric left!



At the end of May I'll be linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes. And if I win, it will be up to them to judge whether this farce qualifies...

2 comments:

Allison said...

I like the string blocks you've made. Could you let me know the method you used please - I've got some strips I'd love to use but can't decide whether to use a fabric or paper backing or if I should just sew them all together and then cut out squares/triangles.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your Dresden, even though it's far too big! Did you ever get to the bottom of what happened? What size was it supposed to be?!