For our August blocks for my circle in do. Good Stitches, we were asked to make one Technicolor Twist block in, well, technicolor. I have tons of bright prints, so this was easy to do out of my scrap bin. These blocks are nice and big too (20" finished), so we only needed to do one. I think this quilt is going to turn out pretty awesome!
I'm pretty happy with how my blocks turned out. It took a lot of time, but the end result is pretty stunning!
Last month in my circle in do. Good Stitches I got to make some improv chevron blocks using the tutorial over at Six White Horses. We were requested to use white, light grey, yellow, green and blue/aqua, all in light, soft shades. It was a little harder than I expected finding these colors in my scrap bins since I tend to lean toward bright colors, but with a few cuts from my yardage stash, I had plenty of prints to pull from.
I'm a little sad at how straight the pieces ended up being. I guess that's part of improv sewing. And when you think about it, if it truly is random, you're just as likely to end up with some straighter lines as you are super crooked lines, so I can't be too disappointed. I think this quilt is going to end up pretty cool!
I pretty much squealed when I found the print in the middle of this second block. It had all the right colors built in, so I knew I had to use it! I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out.
One of my favorite parts was breaking out some invisible thread for machine appliqueing the hexagons to the fabric. This was my first time to use it, and I can definitely say that I'll do it again!
Next up, the HST block of the month - pinwheels! Seriously, who doesn't love pinwheels? I can never get enough of these!
Lastly, some Hexing Around blocks for my circle in do. Good Stitches. These certainly weren't quick to put together, but I'm really loving how they turned out.
One of my sewing goals for 2012 is to participate in a quilting bee. I signed up for the charity bee do. Good Stitches at the end of last year, and I was accepted into the Imagine circle which happens to be run by the lovely Amanda. Our circle will be donating our quilts to Threading Hope!
Our first month's blocks are sawtooth stars made from red, pink, white, and a little bit of accent gray. I happen to have plenty of scraps in these colors, so I didn't need to dig into my stash for these blocks. Woohoo!
This first block ended up nothing like I originally planned, but in a good way! This was one of those times where I kept messing up the cutting and sewing and had to go to plan b, and then c, and then... well, you get the idea. It was an accident that the inner star is white instead of pink, but I think it looks pretty awesome anyway.