March is my month for blocks. I would like each of you to make a 20″ square block that looks like a quilt already. My goal is to make a large quilt that looks like a collection of my favorite quilts. I have some inspiration photos above and they can also be found in my flickr gallery or in my flickr favorites. Everyone is getting a completely different set of fabrics. (Photos can be seen on my flickr account.) Please feel free to add fabrics from your stash that compliment the fabrics you receive.
The packages all have longer explanations of what I am hoping for, but let me know if you have any questions. I really hope you all have fun with this.
P.S. Lisa, Sharon and Theresa: I put the block I made for you in with your fabric package. I am so sorry they are late. The last couple months just ran past me. I hope they are worth the wait. =]
I did make jewel squares for Theresa and a drunken square for Sharon! (Sadly, I no longer have access to a camera, so I can’t prove that I did this. But I will get those in the mail to you both tomorrow.)
Just need to get caught up on my other bee and THEN I can turn my attention to my lovely Quilter Bee quilt.
I have finished up my jewel squares for Theresa as well. I really like how most of the blocks turned out. In retrospect, I should have done more advance planning and math before cutting and sewing. Unfortunately, I made several math errors that resulted in more fabric waste than I hoped. I’m sorry Theresa!
I have some extra fabric that I will be sending back with the blocks. There is also one block I intended to make a 12.5″ square, however, due to said math errors, I discovered I did not have enough fabric. Theresa, you will just need to add the final ring on it.
I’ve had a lot of fun sewing these! It’s such a great selection of colours and prints. Hopefully one or two more blocks can be eked out of the remaining fabric, and then I can move on to the drunk love.
I’m all caught up now. I finished both Sharon and Theresa’s blocks.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.. I just hope you both like them as well.
Hmmmm…does anyone know if we can insert an additional photo into an existing post? Couldn’t figure it out….
Sharon – I’m glad you like the square. I threw together the smaller square tonight using the leftover scraps. I really love that almost all of the fabric can be used – there is so little waste. I was rougher with the construction of the second square, and it was so fun! So liberating! I’ve really loved and been inspired by all of the challenges so far, but this is the first quilt that I have felt I might need to make for myself. Just so I can keep having fun with these squares.
PS – husband just walked through the room and said, “I like these patterns. You should make one of these for us.” Yes!