Sunday, 28 February 2016

Blocks still

Yep - I'm still on my block kick! So here's the progress since last time:

First up I think I have nine Farmer's Wife blocks to share.

I'm nearly up to date with the quilt-along over at Gnome Angel - just four blocks behind now, of which three are baskets or flowers and will therefore be replaced by non basket/flower blocks! I've just finished Dolly (bottom middle) this evening, and let me tell you, she was a bitch! Glad to have her out of the way!

The there are the #365quiltchallenge blocks. I'm a couple of days behind on this one but really proud that I've kept up with each week's link up. These are the blocks I haven't shared yet.

There's one more dark 3" block waiting to be made, and then the centre of the medallion which has caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting it for another month, and I'm not yet sure how to work this into the colour plan I have in my head. I may need to get my crayons out tomorrow!

I've made two more blocks for the Splendid Sampler:

And finally, rather than getting a move on with the Baby's quilt (6 weeks to go until my due date) I started a new quilt for Mia. She loves playing with the huge quilt I made for Daddy, and later this year, she will move into her new bedroom with a proper grown-up big-girl bed. And she will need a quilt for it.

I'm using a jelly roll of Pam Kitty Picnic and a pattern I've made twice before: the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt from Pam and Nicky Lintott. Previously I've made it in Christmas fabrics and we had it out over the festive period and I was reminded how much I liked it.

As you can see, I've made two blocks so far but started with a slight issue... it uses a speciality ruler to cut the half and quarter square triangles and I can't find it. I know it's around somewhere.... so I made a template. Unfortunately the first one was out by 1/8" so I had to remake half of the first block. But I'm back on track. These blocks are 12" finished and feel absolutely huge compared to the 3" and 6" I've been working on recently!


Lin said...

Well done for keeping up Jennie - I don't know how you do it! xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks and no, I don't know how you do it either!