Saturday, March 06, 2010

Saturday Sampler #9

Did you miss my Saturday sampler block blog posting last week?!?
Oh...you didn't notice anything amiss??
Okay...that's good then I am right on schedule :)
This week I worked on my 9th sampler block with a new light/background fabric that I found from a Buggy Barn fabric line.
I pieced a 12" block that I've made many times before for various projects, and still really like.  All the HST's were made with my favorite ruler - the EZ angle ruler which makes 2" HST blocks from 2" strips. I learned about this ruler doing the mystery quilts with Bonnie Hunter and it's my favorite now... I didn't even do any trimming of the blocks and they turned out just perfect!

Block Name: Mosaic Star
Source: Amy's 2010 BOM

I had a bit of trouble with the centre seam match up but was too tired last night to fiddle around and redo it. When you put it in with all the other blocks, you hardly notice it, so for now anyway, it's staying as it is!
And here are my 9 sampler blocks on the design wall. I am very happy with it so far! I have no idea how I will set my blocks together yet, but am just enjoying the process of selecting a pattern each week, and playing with the fabrics I collected (you can see the fabrics here) to piece a unique block.

8 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! I really like the color combo.

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  2. Beautiful block. One of my favorites. Is that brown from Thimbleberries? I think I have two yards of it in my stash that I haven't been able to figure out what to pair it with. The pinks are perfect and giving me ideas. I really like how all your blocks are coming along. I may have to start a new project... :)

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  3. I have loved seeing each block...but the whole is just gorgeous! You are very organized about your sewing...not like my bins and baskets.

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  4. Beautiful colors and design. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. Beautiful! Makes me want some chocolate covered strawberries lol!

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  6. Bonnie's mysteries converted me into a fan of the EasyAngle too - before that I was a triangle-phobic quilter!!! Your sampler blocks look great :)

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