Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Catching up with the Quilt Along

When some interesting blocks started showing up on Cyndee'sLinda's and  Ruth's blogs, I really wanted to play along.  I tracked them back to their source and contacted Bonnie through her blog, the Scrappy Bee,  and asked to be included  ... and she gratiously agreed and mailed me the patterns for January and February.

Yesterday, I switched from knitting to hand-piecing while I watch the Olympics and here are my January blocks.

QAL January BlockQAL January Block
QAL January Block




(I didn't crop these very well–they will fit together in a perfect circle)




I'm thinking I'll make 3 of each block for a total of thirty-six 7.5 inch blocks and an asymmetrical arrangement at the end of the year. Color/fabric-wise, I decided to choose a fabric I'd resisting cutting and colors that aren't in my go-to crayon box.

Bonnie has posted a photo of the March block ... I need to keep busy so that my February blocks will be finished by the time it arrives in my mailbox.

9 comments:

Debra said...

I can see why that block drew you in!

Excellent new photo too!

Clare said...

Great colours.

Rian said...

Wow, what a beautiful (and complex) block. I like your photo.

Ruth said...

Welcome Sophie - your QuiltALong blocks are beautiful.

sophie said...

Thanks for the compliments and the welcome. Maybe some Laurel Burch fabrics will cross my path along the way and I can mix them in ... in the meantime, I'll work from my stash and see what happens.

Tapestry Tree said...

I love this block! Isn't handpiecing so calming and relaxing? I really enjoy it and I might have to go find this block myself and give it a whirl.

sophie said...

I tend to forget how much I enjoy hand piecing until I pick it up again. It is so meditative and calming.

I think Bonnie is using Barbara Brackman's Block Base for EQ to create these patterns. So far, I'm loving her choices.

Barbara C said...

Gorgeous colors. These must be fun to make.

Moira said...

Love how the blocks are turning out!

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