Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blocks, blocks and more blocks.

While I was waiting for the Sew, Mama, Sew, giveaway to end, I was busy making some blocks. Lots of blocks actually.

Remember all those little 3 1/2 inch nine patches I was making? Well, here are some made into double nine patch blocks. I have 9 done with 11 more to go for a project for next year. I have also sewn together and ironed the final strips to make the remaining nine patches.

My sister Sarah, has designed a pattern and I am testing it for her. I am making it twice, one in fall colours and the other in Christmas colours. What do you think of my choices Sarah?

I also got some blocks done for my son's preschool teacher's quilt. The blocks are big (16 1/2 inches square). Here is the first one.

Block number 2. In the original pattern, the purple fabric is suppose to be red, but I really like the purple.

This is the middle block and measures 34 1/2 inches. Now the debate begins. Do I quilt as I go? This quilt is going to be huge and it might be easier to quilt as I go but I haven't decided the backing yet (patchwork or 1 fabric for the whole thing).

Here are the instructions for the rest of the blocks and sashing.

So, what can you get for $5 on Craigslist? Approximately 50 of these maple leaf applique blocks. They were done by machine and most of them are really well done. Some aren't very straight but I'm not going to fix it. Trying to decide what I am going to do with them. They are roughly 12 1/2 inches square. People who could get a quilt from these blocks - my father-in-law, my brother's three girls (there are pink leaves too) and myself.

And a bonus block. This was at the bottom of the stack of maple leaf blocks. Not sure what I am going to do with it but I really like it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've been busy again. I like everything. You picked great colours for my pattern - can't wait to see them put together. I love your yellow and blue bonus block. I'm sure you'll do something neat with it!

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