This month we focused on making odd shapes. And continued using skills we'd already learned - sewing curves, triangles and template work.
|28, 29, 30|
The first block was tumblers. I love the look but it took me a few tries before I got the hang of how to sew them straight. This is a design I would probably use on a much larger scale one I buy a plastic template. The one I made out of card stock definitely got shaved down smaller and smaller the more I cut! There's a pretty noticeable difference between the pieces I but first and the ones I cut last.
|Originally, I wanted to do a completely random arrangement. But after fiddling around with the tumblers for about a half an hour, I realized I would just have to make a design. Random wouldn't work for me!|
I also LOVE the look of apple cores. I think entire apple core quilts are amazing. I thought, if this block goes well, I have a future quilt idea. sigh. The thing I DON'T love about apple cores is because of the curves, cutting them out with my rotary cutter is out of the question. And I don't have a cricut or any other such cutting machine so that left me with scissors. After cutting 9 apple cores for a 12in block, I had definitely decided I was not adding an apple core quilt to my future quilt idea list ANY time soon.
|In my always present thought of keeping the main fabric MAIN, I decided to make it the corner fabric instead of the center. I didn't want the main green to be the border.|
I really like working with all this fabric now. Which is such a change from when it first arrived. It's also fun to see 3 blocks a month added to the design wall.
Also Leila, who hosts the Skill Builder Sampler tutorial on her blog, does a random giveaway of fabric for everyone that finishes the 3 blog set on time. The longer the series goes, the fewer people complete the blocks. Sooner or later, I'm going to be a random winner. I just know it. ;-)