Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bears! - Building Blocks Tuesday

Welcome to this week's "Building Blocks Tuesday"!  Despite being gone most of last week, I did manage to get a few blocks done (mostly late last night).

Here is block 10 for Quilting Gallery's Beginner's Quilt-Along. ANOTHER block with HST's!

OK. I agree that Half Square Triangles are wonderful, and the patterns they create are diverse and beautiful. But...I am starting to get a little tired of them for this quilt along.  I hope we switch things up soon!

Check out what the other participants blocks look like at the flickr group site.  

Also, here are the 2nd & 3rd blocks I've completed for the "How Far Will You Go? Quilt Along".  We only had to make one of the 2nd block, "Weathervane", and 3 of the "Pieced Stars".

I have also started cutting for the Vintage Holiday quilt along at Fabric Mutt.  But, I haven't got around to sew any actual blocks yet.  Maybe in the next few days.

I've also been working on the July block for the Star of Africa Bee.  I have finally committed to a design, and  have sketched it out.  I will decide tonight which technique and fabrics I am going to use.  Technically, the block should have been in the mail today, but our trip to Yosemite took more out of me than I anticipated.

Speaking of, we had a wonderful time.  I didn't get to spend too much time on the hexies as planned, because I ended up driving a fair bit of the way, or I was busy trying to talk to our Italian relatives (comical, since I only know a little bit of Spanish and NO Italian!).

We even saw two bears during our visit!  The one above looked like a young black bear, and was literally strolling about in the valley right next to the bike path.  The other was a brown bear, but I didn't get a good picture of it.

I am linking up with Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up too!  Consider popping over there to check out the Blog Hop participants too!


Plum and June
Beginner’s Quilt-Along
How Far Will You Go? QAL


  1. Love your blue How Far Will You Go? blocks, especially "weathervane"! I have my fabric for Vintage Holiday QAL but haven't started my block either!;) Soon!

  2. Couldn't agree more about the hst!

  3. I totally agree with you about the HST for the QAL. I like them, but am very tired of them. I'm not really looking forward to the QST. I'm tired of triangles. Oi!


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