Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jennifer's Block for January/February

Hello Everyone! I'm excited to get started on another year. Here we go!

In the next two months I am going to be working on two quits...with your help. They are for two wonderful little girls in my life whose mother died of cancer just a few weeks ago at the age of 45. The girls are 9 and 11. One quilt is going to be in blues and greens, the other quilt will be in pinks and purples. Please make two blocks (or more!) for either quilt. The finished size of each block is 9 1/2." I got the idea for this block here:
But here are the condensed instructions:

To Make 2 Blocks Cut the Following:

16 of  3" squares using a variety of prints (modern florals/ geometrics in lights, mediums, darks)
16 of  3" square in solid white

1 of  6" square using a variety of prints (modern florals/geometrics a light, medium, or dark)
1 of  6" square in solid white

3 of 4" squares using a variety of prints(modern florals/geometrics in lights, mediums, darks) 
3 of 4" squares in solid white

Pair a white and a print of each size and make a line down the middle. Chain stitch 1/4" on either side of the middle line:
After all pieces have been stitched on both sides of the line, cut down the middle line and trim to the following sizes:
3" pieces trim to 2"
6" pieces trim to 5"
4" pieces trim to 3 1/2 
Lay out your two blocks, paying attention to placement of lights, mediums, and darks and making sure not to place two of the same fabric side by side:
Sew together in sections:
And here you are, a 9 1/2" block for the pink and purple quilt:
Both quilts have the same block, only the colors change. Here are the fabrics I'll be using for the blue and green quilt:
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for helping me with this project!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Back to the Blog!

I'm so glad we have decided to continue for another year. I'm also glad that we have agreed to start the blog up again. It is such a nice reminder (all in one place) of what we have created.  I think I have most of my photos from this past year so I will post them now. Also, if there is not a schedule made yet for 2016, let me know. If it is OK, I have an idea to get us started in January/February. I could make a post for the first block in the next few days.

So a year in review...I will start with the blocks that I just made today for Michaela. I have so much fabric in my stash and have not bought any new fabric in a year or so. I feel, however, like my stash is getting bit stale. You ladies who have been with the group since the beginning will certainly recognize some of these fabrics! I did have fun making these and I hope that you like the color green Micaela!

And here are the rest of the blocks I made this year, starting with mine from Last January/February. I am very motivated to put these all together in January. 

I am also excited to say that Amy in Ohio has just finished long arm quilting two of my bee quilts from a year or two ago. As soon as I receive tham and get bindings put on I will be sure to post for everyone to see!

Happy Holidays everyone! I look forward to seeing your work on our blog very soon. 

PS: I am also going to update my profile on the "Who We Are" page of this blog. I hope you all will join me!