Friday, August 08, 2014

Friday Fun Sew Along



Did you start the Marcus Designer Sew Along last week?
This is block #1 which I just finished. It was quick - less than an hour from start to finish, and it was easy since the instructions were excellent. This is one of my favorite quilty things to make - a smallish 8" block with lots of pieces.... 44 to be exact.



For this sew along I decided to use up the scraps from my Votes For Women project (which is still a pile of blocks.... ugh!) I pulled out some scraps according to the colour instructions. I used 2 blacks because there were 2 smaller scraps that worked well together, and then had to piece together bits of the blue to make enough HST's.


Then I cut and organized the pieces which were all squares to begin with.
And presto... a new quilt block!
I made one tiny mistake, which I didn't unsew because I like how it looks! 
Can you spot it? 
Here's a hint... no green in my block! Oops! I was following the photos instead of the written instructions, and Pam's green looked like my light fabric, so I cut a few extra pieces assuming I had made a cutting error, and I used light triangles instead of green. I didn't realize what I had done until the block was finished and I had green squares left over!
Can't wait to see block #2 which will be posted today over at Red Crinoline Quilts.

12 comments:

Ellen said...

Love your block! Your piecing is impeccable and I can't believe you pieced the blue triangles together - perfect!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous!! I had to really look and look to find the pieced blue triangle. Your piecing is impeccable (triangle AND block).

Betty King said...

What a beautiful block! I love the colours and the design!
Betty

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your block and your color choices

Judy D in WA said...

Oh Kathy! I wasn't going to do this and then you go and say you are using your extra fabrics from Votes for Women and I think...I've got extra fabric from mine to. So the blocks is now printing and I'm headed in to play. I love the look of your block and may have to make a mistake on mine too. :)

Mary said...

Scrappy is the Best. That is a lot of pieces. I don't see a Mistake!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have the blocks saved and my fabrics for this in it's tote - maybe this weekend.

Janet O. said...

This is a very pretty block, and I love the rich colors. I am not joining in, but will save the instructions--maybe someday! : )

antique quilter said...

I think your block looks great, what fun making use of what you had, I have pieced fabrics too sometime when that fabric wasn't large enough and i just HAD to use that fabric!
Kathie

Gari in AL said...

I wasn't interested until I saw your block. I can't start right now but I am going to try to remember to save each block and hope to start before they are all out. Thanks.

Gina said...

Great block. I need to sort out some fabrics for this. I've got the instructions ready to go xx

Kate said...

Very nice block. Sometimes the un-intended works better than the original.