Wednesday, 5 November 2014

blocks and blocks


So despite all the blah feelings of late and the fact I've got lots of other things I should be doing, I have managed to make some progress on my hand pieced Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt.

Here are my 2 Lozengers blocks:


Not sure why I jumped ahead to do those but I'm going to do the blocks in order as they appear in the pattern book because I think it will help me keep track of where I'm up to. 

I've got lots more of these to do but here's my first 3 Propellar blocks:


Those of you familiar with the pattern will notice the block on the left is wrong, yes I didn't keep my template the right way up - despite clear instructions in the pattern to do just that!! I'm not re-doing it though, this will be one of those cute quilty errors.

Here's my progress so far, I'm loving it:



I also managed to (belatedly) get my October bee blocks sent off to Catherine. I love log cabins and this was just the fun kind of machine sewing I needed :) I hope you like them Catherine!



And if you haven't already heard the Fat Quarter Shop currently has a fabulous offer of 20% off all Art Gallery Fabrics with code AG2014. There's loads of gorgeous collections but I'm a huge fan of Arizona, Gramercy and Littlest, grab some while it's on offer!



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


16 comments:

  1. This is looking very pretty!

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  2. Oh, I love it when there is a cute quilty error - so much more personality is in the quilt then. :)

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  3. I really need to start the Green Bean Sweet Tea quilt - I am loving yours :)

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  4. Just make some more the 'wrong' way round and arrange them to look deliberate, and it will no longer be an error, but an individuality! problem solved!

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  5. Every quilt needs a touch of our own individuality! Make more than one pinwheel spinning in the opposite direction and it won't be a mistake! Your blocks are lovely!

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  6. Awesome blocks, especially the backwards propeller block. I love those types of quirks in quilts.

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  7. Love the idea of a quilty error. I make them a lot.

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  8. Love the cute little quilty error, you've made good progress..... I have to admit that I've given up hand piecing mine!

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  9. Your Green Tea blocks are looking so lovely! and hand pieced too, I'm impressed. Is the whole quilt hand pieced? Linda

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  10. Your blocks are coming along nicely! This is going to be a beautiful quilt, Lucy! Oh and I would never have noticed the errant propeller block.

    I just ordered 6 cones of aurifil from fqs and a stunning log cabin quilt kit. I love fqs!

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  11. Absolutely LOVE your propeller blocks. They look fab! The coordinated scrappy look is pefect.

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  12. I will enjoy watching your green tea and sweet beans progress. I wouldn't have noticed the quilty error if you hadn't said. I don't know if I'd have the stamina to hand sew it all though. Good luck!

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