She wanted to use paper piecing to do the blocks. fantastic. I love paper piecing. It's so precise and there are NO pins to slow me down!!
So I joined the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Along Group on yahoo! They have templates for paper piecing and a very active message board and LOTS of pictures.
I decided to use some fabric I already had from Connecting Threads. I think it's the autumn collection or something similar.
For March, I set a goal for myself to construct 10 blocks. I did it. Well, I finished the 10th block on April 1, but I included in my batch for March. I skipped 3. Basket. I wasn't ready for it. I needed to think on that one a little (spoiler alert, it'll be in the April batch) But I'm trying to work mostly in order. I did skip number 11 and went straight to 15 because it was the next easiest one and I wanted to get finished!
In no particular order:
|1. Attic Windows|
|2. Autumn Tints|
|4. Basket Weave. |
Husband was startled when I showed him this one. Yes, it looks like a swastika. I could have modified it but I didn't.
|15. Buzzard's Roost|
See why I skipped ahead to this one? It was easy!
|6. Big Dipper|
|5 Bat Wing|
|8. Bouquet -- I LOVE the clean lines on this one.|
|7. Birds in the Air|
this is the first one that made me think, "WOW, these blocks are tiny." But I'm pretty sure it won't be the last.