Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Stripped Top - Building Blocks Tuesday

I don't have any new blocks to share today, but I did finish up a quilt top this week.

Rainbow Strip and Flip

This is just a simple Strip and Flip.  I can't believe that I've never made one of these before!  I actually have enough strips sewn together to make a duplicate, which is great since I need some additional practice on the longarm.

I'm still looking for guest hosts for Building Blocks Tuesday!  If you are interested in guest hosting Building Blocks Tuesday for one of the following weeks, please comment below.  It's easy!  You just write a post with some blocks that you have made and I will send you some code to add to the bottom of your post for the linky.  You do NOT have to have your own linky account!  Then just publish your post on your reserved Tuesday!  The linky will stay open all summer, so there is a good chance you will get some increased traffic for both posters and linkers.  Who's in?

Celine at EspritPatch.blogspot.com has also offered to fill in for a few weeks once the schedule starts filling up and gaps are more apparent.


What blocks have you been working on this week?  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 on your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram 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,

Jennie


***This post may contain affiliate links.  If you purchase something after clicking on one of my links, I may be compensated, but at no additional cost to you!



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Owl be right with you - Building Blocks Tuesday

Perhaps I should rename these posts "Building Blocks Someday", since it seems to vary widely when I will actually post.  Between an unexpected trip, and just generally being busy, I didn't have much of a chance to sew.

Fifteen minutes here, and fifteen minutes there and I am done with my owl blocks from the Fancy Forest pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (**affiliate link).  It is hard to choose a favorite.  With the bunnies it was easier because they are essentially made from just one fabric, but the owls incorporate all the fabrics that I've chosen to go into the quilt.  Some of them I like, others I don't.  I was telling Myra that I am not happy with every fabric that I've picked for this quilt; but, I'm hoping that when the entire top is done, the fabrics that aren't perfect will just blend in.  Fingers crossed!

That's what happens when you are determined to use stash.  Sometimes you have the perfect fit, and sometimes you don't.  I've gotten better about stashing dark and light fabrics, instead of just all medium toned ones, but this pattern works best if you have a range within one particular color.  For example, the green owl on the second row is supposed to be a range of olive-y greens, but I really only had 3 fabrics that fit into that particular color.  Clearly with the grays, I did much better.  Oh well, like I said, we will see what it looks like all together in the end.


Owl Blocks


Todays "delay" in getting the Tuesday post up has reminded me that summer is just around the corner.  I usually take a little hiatus from Building Blocks Tuesday during the summer as I don't get much sewing time with the kids home from school (plus traveling, etc.).  Getting to the point, I'm looking for guest hosts for Building Blocks Tuesday!

If you are interested in guest hosting Building Blocks Tuesday for one of the following weeks, please comment below.  It's easy!  You just write a post with some blocks that you have made and I will send you some code to add to the bottom of your post for the linky.  You do NOT have to have your own linky account!  Then just publish your post on your reserved Tuesday!  So easy (says the lady who can't seem to post on time this week)!  Who's in?

  • June 21st
  • June 28th
  • July 5th
  • July 12th
  • July 19th
  • July 26th
  • August 2nd

I am planning on keeping the summer linky open for the entire summer; it worked out so well last year.

What blocks have you been working on this week?  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 on your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram 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,

Jennie


***This post may contain affiliate links.  If you purchase something after clicking on one of my links, I may be compensated, but at no additional cost to you!



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Who you lookin' at? - Building Blocks Tuesday


owl block

Here is my first owl block!  I am so close to finishing the rest, but just couldn't do it for today.

What blocks have you been working on this week?  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 on your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram 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,

Jennie


***This post may contain affiliate links.  If you purchase something after clicking on one of my links, I may be compensated.