Thursday, February 28, 2013

Paper Piecing for BOW

Paper piecing... ugh.  I know there are people out there who want to tell you its not that hard... blah, blah, blah.  It was hard!  I just had a really hard time figuring it out, wrapping my brain around working backwards was a big ordeal.  But once I figured it out I have to admit it wasn't hard.  However, I had cut out my pieces wrong, so my block is backward from what its supposed to be. 

After looking at lots of tutorials and videos, I found this tutorial on you tube that helped me more than anything.

Monday, February 25, 2013

3D Block for BOW

This is the 3rd week block for the Sewing Loft's sew along.  It is called a 3D block because the small triangles on the outside are actually little pockets. I really love it.  It might be my favorite in the quilt they've shared!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Flying Geese for BOW

I'm really loving the pinwheels in the center!I am sewing along with The Sewing Loft.  The second week's block is Flying Geese.

  I love how it turned out!  Although it is smaller than it should be so I'm going to have to add some extra sashing around it.  Not too big a deal.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Log Cabin Block for BOW

 I am doing a Block of the Month (which is actually a Block of the Week) sew along with The Sewing Loft.  There are a few blocks included that I don't like, so I've chosen some other patterns to replace them.  I'm also doing a bigger quilt top, so I will be doing 16 blocks in all.

The first block we did was a simple Log Cabin block.  The links provided are (1)to the main page for the sew along and (2)the instructions provided for the week's block.

This is my log cabin block.  I like the colors a lot.  However, when I put this block with the other blocks in the sew along, it seems darker and unbalanced with them.  I will be adding my own blocks to the quilt top to fix this problem.

I have some experience doing log cabin blocks already, but I tried to follow her instructions.  I kind of wish I hadn't.  It bothers me that the small yellow square isn't right in the center.  That said, I really am excited to be learning so many new techniques with this sew along!