Thursday, April 29, 2010

Michele's Block

Here is your block Michele for April. I have really enjoyed making it, although it looked really hard for me to begin with! :D

I did have trouble with the instructions, I didn't realize that they had more cutting instructions in the second paragraph! I know I am a REAL SMART cookie! :D Hope you like it!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blocks for Lynn

It's fun to see the collections growing ... I added 2 blocks for Lynn and snapped a photo of her blocks so far! They are off to Pamela this morning.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rainbow Block for Rene

Rainbow block for Rene - Michele

Ladies, I'm on a roll!  The Rainbow Block Rene chose is a great one.  Beyond being a stash buster and easy to make, it is a very good block to feature a pretty fabric line, like the Meadowsweet I love so much.  I've been trying to collect all the pieces of the Meadowsweet group the last couple of months and have wondered how to feature each colorway.  This block could give a peek to each style and variation of the line without using too much and could be sashed in one of the larger prints.  Sounds like a plan! 

So, the only trick left here is for me to remember where I'm putting Rene's block until the package comes my way.  As soon as I create the place for it, I'll post it here so I can refer back! 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Island Batik Maple Leaf

2010 Round Robin Block Exchange

My first contribution to the Round Robin is complete!  Wendy's Batik Maple Leaf.  Early in the year, my fabric store had a great new set of islandy batiks.  As I cut the pieces for Wendy's fall maple leaf, I thought this would be an odd fall leaf with a summery feel, but the colors are great together.  I didn't do a final squaring, as I am so new to precise quilt blocks.  I'll leave that to you, Wendy.  However, I did mark out every 1/4" edge, so it's as close to perfect as I can get it!  -- michele

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Flower Pin Wheels

Here are the two pinwheels blocks I added to Pat’s collection. At first I didn’t think I had flower fabric that I could use. To my surprise I found lots of options. I chose the purple because it was my Moms favorite color. The yellow and green drew my eye because the crocuses and daffodils are coming up and it reminded me of spring. Which is finally coming to Vermont.