Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Granny Square - Building Blocks Tuesday


We Bee Learning June - Granny Square

I've got no new blocks to share this week as I've been furiously working on my Michael Miller Pastel Challenge.  It isn't going as well as I hoped, but I should have something to enter.  Because of holiday plans, I have to finish this week even though the deadline is the end of the month.

I am sharing this little Granny Square block that I made ages ago for a bee mate.  I do love Granny Squares!  I really should make a quilt for myself with these adorable blocks, perhaps in Flea Market Fancy fabric - after all, I have been hoarding it for ages.

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen



Friday, November 14, 2014

Blank check - Instagram Mini Quilt Swap item - a finish Friday


IG Mini Quilt Swap item

Finally!  a finish!  This mini is for my partner in the Instagram Mini Quilt Swap hosted by Curly Boy.

My partner didn't give me a whole lot to go, so I took that as a blank check!  I know she likes both Modern and Traditional looks and favors the cool colors (just like me).  I chose to tryout one of the blocks from Jaybird Quilt's Park Bench pattern, and then I quilted the daylights out of it - that's how I roll after all.

IG Mini Quilt swap item
You can see the quilting a bit more in this light.
As you can see, I quilted my favorite seafoam pattern in the outer border, but my favorite part are the filled diamonds.  I hope she likes it.

Untitled


Thanks for reading today,

Jen


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nails on a chalkboard - Building Blocks Tuesday


Quiltcon Charity Block


I haven't made much this week, but one thing I was able to cross off my list was this 24'' x 24'' block for the QuiltCon Charity Challenge.  I joined the individual group and together we decided to make blocks with HST's of varying sizes.  The challenge had a set color palette, and was supposed to highlight an alternate grid pattern.  Our group chose to use the color "Wasabi" as our background and incorporate prints and solids from the other colors in the palette.

Can I just say......I really dislike "Wasabi".  Knowing that there is a slim possibility that I might eat these next few words sometime in the future (after all, I have warmed to color orange a tiny bit)- I really don't ever want to use it again.  It reminds me of bile.  It may look like a lime green in the picture, but it is more yellow than that.  Split pea colored fabric would have more appeal. This block took longer than I anticipated to put together, so I had to keep looking at that horrid color.  It nearly drove me mad.  I just hope that whoever gets our charity quilt in the end, doesn't feel the same way.

Do you have a color that has the same effect as nails scraping on a chalkboard for you?


What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen