Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
|Around the Circle starting on the left - Ruth, Linda, Kim, Jenny & Jen|
I swear to god I take the worst pictures ever and I have a really big head. But, I did finally get my hair cut so that's a plus.
As for the block, a change of perspective is sometimes all it takes. My block was drafted correctly, it just needed to be re-arranged to work out!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Looks like I'll be re-drawing this one and having another go at it!
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns - Block of the Week
Block #8 –Corn and Beans – Green County
Cutting Instructions & Piecing Locations for 6” Paper Pieced Block:
Cut the following pieces:
(2) 3-1/2” Squares – Green, sub-cut into 4 pieces – These will be over sized and get sewn onto the corners. These are not put onto paper.
(1) 3-1/2” Square – Red, sub-cut into 2 pieces – A5, C5
(6) 2-1/4” Squares – Red, sub-cut into 12 pieces - A2, B2, C1, D1, E2, E5, F4, F5, G4, G5, H2, H5
(1) 3-1/2” Square – Blue, sub-cut into 2 pieces – B5, D5
(1) 3-3/4” Square – Blue, sub-cut into 4 pieces - E3, F2, G2, H3
(10) 2-1/4” Squares – White, sub-cut into 20 pieces – A1, A3, A4, B1, B3, B4, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4, E1, E4, F1, F3, G1, G3, H1, H4
Click HERE to print a clean Corn and Beans Instruction Sheet.
Click HERE to download and print the Corn and Beans Foundation Pattern.
**You will want to Download the file and then print the .pdf file. When you print, make sure that scaling is turned off enabling the document to print at 100%. Take a moment to measure. The Solid Line along the bottom edge of section A should measure 2". If you print directly from the Google Docs screen you might come out with a slightly smaller sized block.**
Don't forget to come back and post the link to your blocks so I can see them. I LOVE to see them!! Don't have a blog or don't have time to post? Just email me a picture and I'll get it uploaded.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I was working on the Corn & Beans block for tomorrows Week 8 block. I thought I'd take pictures of the process to hopefully make it a little easier for the assembly of your block. First things first, write the colors you’re going to use on your foundation because with the way this one is set up on paper it doesn’t make much sense until you’ve paper pieced your sections. I had to re-arrange the pieces just so they’d fit on one page.
Your block is complete!
Now, let’s check out what NOT to do… It’s like a blooper reel for quilters.
Repeatedly measure block and wonder how exactly it became 6” – to be a 5-1/2” block once it’s finished. Scratch Head. Curse. Reprint the foundations to try and figure out where the error is. Scratch Head. Curse. Glance at Picture and realize you’re an idiot. RIP.
Cut new green corners, lay out and finish as pictures above show.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I'm not as scared of the orange it now that it's put together. But, I wonder what color thread I should use to quilt it? I have an orange/purple backing fabric and I was planning on using that same fabric as binding but now I'm leaning towards the blue/aqua wavy stripe fabric for binding. I guess I'll make that call once it's quilted.