Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Catching up...again! Blocks for Micaela and Donna Jo

Thank you Micaela and Donna Jo for the easy directions that you posted for your blocks. I loved working with the bright colors from my scrap pile. I put them in the mail yesterday!

For Micaela: I think our group will recognize most (if not all) of these fabrics from blocks I have made for them over the past three years!

For Donna Jo: What a great idea for a baby quilt! It was fun to experiment with different ways to arrange the flying geese.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Flying Geese block from Claire


Here is my block for December. I managed to complete it before the children broke up for the holidays last Friday so feeling happy about that - just need to get it posted. I loved the simplicity of this block - the instructions were really clear. I hope the block looks good with the rest Donna Jo. (I have a new computer and couldn't quite manage to get rid of all the floor on my photo!) Merry Christmas! Claire

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Anthea's Flying Geese for Donna Jo

I know orange is not a primary colour, but I went with your use of "primary-ish" to describe your preference Donna Jo. I like the contrast between the blue and orange but I hope the navy background is not too dark for you.
Despite the simplicity of flying geese I still found things warped a little despite my careful sewing and pressing, pressing, pressing. Perhaps I should have got out that spray on starch!
Have a lovely Christmas everyone and I wish you all the best for a safe and joyful 2015.
Anthea xx

Friday, November 28, 2014

Claire's block for Micaela

Here is my block. It is also a green block - I hope you get enough of the other colours! It was very nearly a red one but green won. It was so simple to make, yet looks so effective. This quilt is going to be lovely.
I am trying to get on top of things ahead of Christmas - my son has just 2 weeks of school left before his Christmas holidays!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

One weekend, three blocks

I'm feeling pretty impressed with myself to have completed these little projects.  I am rather pleased with how they turned out and I hope you lovely recipients like them.

Pam's block:

I knew I wanted to do some kind of rainbow for you Pam. I was thinking of some kind of star block, but a suitable background other than white was not leaping out at me.  Then I found this design while searching for ideas on the web (apologies to the designer - I've lost where I've been so I can't give you the appropriate acknowledgements).  I like how I could still have a rainbow with the warm colours surrounded by the greens and blues.  Misses 9 & 11 both prefer the left hand arrangement, but I think I like the drama of the right hand one. Anyhoo, I will send you both Pam.

Claire's block:

I rarely use pink and yet it was such fun choosing fabrics for this Claire.  I was a bit worried that I'd ended up with too many dot/circle prints, but I compared my photo with yours and Amy's and it looks like they tie in.  I think the resulting quilt will be delightfully charming.

Micaela's block:

I started out trying to create you a yellow block Micaela.  But it kept ending up with too many other colours in it - sort of a sunset rather than a rainbow!!  So I went with my strength....green.  It is quite amazing how many bright lime and apple greens I have in my stash.  This block makes me smile - I think I may have to make a twin...and then a quilt....not enough hours in the day.

Best wishes everyone
Anthea xx

Amy's block for Micaela

Here is my November block. I hope you like it, Micaela! And congratulations on your lovely baby boy!!! Does he have a name yet?!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November block - now with link!

Here is the actual link to the tutorial post I was talking about. Once you get there you can download the PDF file with all the instructions.