Friday, February 3, 2012

SBS Blocks: 22, 23, 24

January was the month of CURVES.  A new skill for me and a fun one to learn.  My biggest concern about these blocks are the templates and making sure I make them accurately on the card stock and then trace them out accurately on to the fabric. THEN cut them out with scissors.  See?  Lots of room for error.  I definitely took my time and was extra careful.

22, 23, 24: curves galore

The flowering snowball was pretty easy to make but what I love about it is how it "flowers."  Each block builds on the next making an amazing effect when used for an entire quilt.  Seriously, scroll down to the bottom of this link and see how Molly Flanders fleshes this out.

The Drunkard's Path.  The construction and sewing of this one was pretty easy too .  I like the contrast between the light and dark orange.  Plus, I like the placement of the curves.  If I had to do this one again, I'd make the orange a little bigger and the green center a little smaller.  But overall, I'm satisfied.  This is the first time I actually made my own template, based on Leila's instructions as opposed to just printing an already made one off.  That was an exercise in math and understanding.  But it's a nice skill to have now instead of having to rely on premade templates, I have a better understanding of how to make my own.
Curved 9-Patch.  Or maybe "stretched" would be a better word.  It looks like someone grabbed the four corners and pulled.  This tutorial came from  I seriously, love them.  JSS introduced me to their great website. And I've never been disappointment in any fabric I've purchased there.  Remember the collection I'm using for all these blocks came from Connecting Threads.  Plus, I just bought fabric for THREE baby girl quilts for expecting friends.

It was a fun month of curves.  I'm ready for what's next.


Tina said...

They look great!! Good job.

Tanya Ott said...

They look great! I love the color combos too.