Monday, April 7, 2014

Make It Monday: Wishes

The Sweetwater girls are Colorado natives, and fabric designers whose fabrics I love. 

I started the June Jelly Roll Party sample on Friday. And all the blocks are made and on the design wall today!

Here is a copy of the pattern cover, lifted from the "makelifesweet" etsy shop. The colors are much better in their photo:

The pattern is "Celebrate," and the fabric is "Wishes" by Sweetwater for Moda.

Yes, I'm using the same fabric as used on the pattern cover. Do you often do that, or do you always choose your own fabrics?

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday is for Scraps Catch-up

I determined I would spend Sundays working only on my Celtic Solstice mystery. Well, this is the first time since January I've worked on it!

I have all the blocks sewn together and the first border sewn on. I love the secondary pattern that emerges when the blocks are pressed nice and flat!

Here is what the second border will look like (next weekend, I swear!):

I think I will trim all the triangle-in-a-square blocks before I sew them together. It will make them fit better.

I also made a block for a member of the 2013 Quiltmaker Magazine Scrap Squad. It's from the 7th edition of 100 Blocks magazine. This is block #663, Whirly Zig by Heidi Foltz.

If you look at the block in the magazine, the center points are cut off in the block. I didn't like that, so I turned the outside pieces so the center points "float." 

By Tuesday, A Quilt Block a Day challengers should have 20 blocks made. I'm a bit ahead, but only because I know this will be a busy week.

I'm excited to see how the blocks are starting to look like a quilt!

I have something new on the design wall to show you -- come back tomorrow to see.

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