Skill Builder Sampler Quilt-Along - currently caught up
I had two blocks to do this week, after missing last week's. The first, the "Breaking Out" pinwheel block, is one I've actually done before, for a bee. As per Leila's instructions, this time I used the "Magic Method" for making flying geese. This was a completely new technique to me, and I loved how fast it was. It does seem a bit magical—one minute they look nothing like flying geese, then suddenly ... there it is! Unfortunately I didn't find this process to be as accurate as my usual corner-to-corner method of making flying geese. So this block is a little wonkeriffic. But I love my fabric choices, and it's a fabulous block design regardless.
I went back to my tried-and-true corner-to-corner method for the next block, "Double Star." I think this might be my favorite block of the QA so far. I LOVE how mine came out! I ended up using my light print for the outer corners instead of the dark print, and I really like how that looks. Don't you just love it when one little change can make an entire block look so different? Why yes, I am a design nerd, why do you ask? : )
Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along - currently caught up
26 blocks complete, 85 to go. Click here to read about this week's blocks.
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Summer Sampler Series top
Hexing Around (Do. Good Stitches quilt)
I pieced the back tonight, and I'm ready to baste this one tomorrow. Any thoughts on how I should quilt it? Standard FMQ? Straight lines? I don't think I'm up for anything too fancy here ...
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
Currently in progress - 10
Okay, let's see your WIPs! Link up any post from the past week featuring an unfinished work-in-progress. Please don't forget to link back to my blog in your post, and comment on some of the other links. Have a wonderful week. : )