Showing posts with label Sow-A-Long. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sow-A-Long. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

last Sow-A-Long blocks!!

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas with your families and/or friends. Maybe you even had a chance to get some sewing done this week. I hope you did.  I've completed several projects, which has been great.  My daughter and the 2 darling grandkids are arriving this afternoon so my sewing machine is getting put away.

I know you've been anxiously awaiting the final three blocks of our Sow-a-Long that I've been promising.

1.  CACTUS POT (can never have too many baskets!)

Background:  Cut (1) 2" square
                   cut (2) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangles
                   Cut (2) 3" squares-making (4) hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin, with
Medium:       Cut (2) 3" squares -  "

Background:  Cut (1) 4" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal (one extra triangle)

Dark:           Cut (1) 4" square, making (1) hst, 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin (one extra)
Medium:       Cut (1) 4" square,    "

Dark:           Cut (1) 2-1/2" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal



2.  SAWTOOTH STAR VARIATION  (COURTESY OF LORI!)

Background:  cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
Medium:       Cut (5) 1-1/2" squares,
assemble a 9 patch, 3-1/2" unfin, 3" fin

Background:  cut (4) 2" squares for corners

Background:  Make 4 flying geese, 2 x 3-1/2" unfin, 1-1/2" x 3" fin.
Dark:              "


thank you, Lori!!

3.  RAIL FENCE VARIATION (thank you Claire!)


Cut 2 strips one dark and one light / bright, 14" x 1.25". Sew together lengthwise and cut into
 (4)- 3.5" units
-cut (4)- 2" squares of a medium 
-cut (1_- 3.5" square of a second medium
-assemble acording to picture.



Thank you very much to all of my followers and those of you who have been doing my Sow-A-Long for the past year.  It's been a great adventure; I've enjoyed it tremendously. One of the best parts has been the new blogging friends I've made through this project. What a gift!!

  One of my 2013 projects is going to be to put these blocks together. PLEASE be sure to send me pictures of your progress setting these blocks. I will post them on my blog.

New project for next year? Of course.  Just haven't figured it out yet. It will be a short-term project, though, so will be easier to keep up.

Love to you all,
Randy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

THREE SOW-A-LONG blocks, at last!

I know I've been unreliable about posting my blocks in a timely fashion.  I'm just not the best blogger. I'm sorry. You know why, of course...Nana time!!

Anyway, here are the three I promised.  I will post the last three in the next day or so.

1.  BASKET (can never have too many baskets!)

Background:  cut (1) 4" square
Dark:           cut (1) 4" square, making (1) hst, 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin (one extra)

Dark:          Cut (1) 1-1/2" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal
Background: cut (1) 3-1/2" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal (one extra tri)
Background: cut (2) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangles

Background: Cut (3) 2-1/2" squares
Medium:      Cut (3) 2-1/2" squares, making 5 hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin (one extra)



2.  BASKET (see what I mean??)

Background:  Cut (1) 4" square, 
Dark #1:      cut (1) 4" square, making (1) hst, 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin (1 extra)

Dark #1:     Cut (1) 3" square
Background:cut (1) 3" square, make (2) hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin.

Various backgrounds and darks:
make (6) hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin.

Background: Cut (2) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangle


I'm especially in love with this block since I used some of the scraps my dear friend Will gave me when I saw her in Paris two weeks ago.

3.  JACK IN THE PULPIT

CORNERS:
Make (4) hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin.
Background:  Cut (4) 2-1/2" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal.

Center:  Cut (1) 2" square
Black:    Cut (2) 2" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal.
You are making a Square in a Square, 2-3/4" unf, 2-1/4" fin.

Black:  Cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
Medium:  cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-3/4" rectangles
This center unit will measure 4-3/4" unf, 4-1/4" fin.


There are three more coming in the next day or two.

Hope you're enjoying the final blocks for our sow-a-long!

Love to you all,
Randy


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Third Wednesday of November: SOW A LONG blocks

Are you ready for three more blocks to add to your quilt?  We are almost at the end:  6 more after this installment and then you get to figure out how you're going to set all these darling 6" blocks.  Mine are still stuffed into a large zip lock baggie!! 

1.  LEAF BLOCK

Background:   Cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
                    cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
Medium:        cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
Center (Dark) cut (1) 2-1/2" square
dark 2:          cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles (my reds)

You also need 4 flying geese, 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" unf, 1x2 fin.




2. STREAK OF LIGHTNING

This block is totally scrappy:
Background:  cut (7) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
                   cut (3) 1-1/2" squares
Blues:          cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
                  cut (1) 1-1/2" square
Reds:          cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
                  cut (2) 1-1/2" squares




3.  DOUBLE X:

Background:  cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
Dark:           cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles (my stripe fabric)

Center:         cut (1) 2-1/2" square

Corner:
You are making 12 hsts in total, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin.
AND cut (4) dark 1-1/2" squares (my brown)



This is one of my favorite blocks; I never play with stripes so this was fun.

Love to you all,
Randy

Monday, November 19, 2012

More gorgeous blocks

Suzanne sent me a few pictures of her blocks and I just love the colors.
It's really interesting to me to see the difference in blocks that are two colors (gorgeous and dramatic) and those that are scrappy (more my style).





I'm still enjoying looking at your pictures so don't be shy!

The blocks for the sow-a-long for this week are already posted and will go live  on Wednesday morning.

Hope you're having a great week. I am meeting my dear friend Lori today for lunch and some quilt shopping so I'm excited!!
Our family starts coming in today and we will be in Sunriver all week! 
Love to you all,
Randy

Friday, November 16, 2012

Another set of blocks

Here is another set of blocks from Jane. I really am loving that you are sending me pictures. I have a few more to post in the next few days. I'm driving tomorrow up to Sunriver so it'll be another day before I get back to my computer.


Don't these look fabulous??

Love to you all,
Randy

Thursday, November 15, 2012

French General fabrics

I have to admit that I am a HUGE fan of the French General fabric line from Moda. OMG. I could eat them up.

Piffle sent me a picture of some of her sow-a-long blocks using French General fabrics. Aren't they fabulous??  I'm loving seeing what you've been doing. It amazes me to see how the same pattern can look so different with a change in fabrics.  Keep those cards and pictures coming!!


I am leaving for Sunriver on Saturday...will get my newest blocks done tomorrow for posting on Wednesday. BE READY!!
Love to you all,
randy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Aren't these fabulous?

I just got this picture of 45 blocks made by Sue. They are fantastic! Love them.


 Keep sending me pictures. I'm really enjoying the chance to see what people have done with my blocks.

Love to you all,
Randy
Ps: I didn't realize that some of her blocks were not part of our sow-a- long! So don't fret if you don't recognize some blocks. Please only send me pictures of blocks that were part of our project to avoid confusion. Thanks

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Black and white blocks

Kathy from Australia has sent me a picture of some of her blocks. She's doing hers totally in black and white.  It's so amazing to see how different they look in different colors!


Aren't they fabulous??!!!

If you are willing to share your blocks, please send me a picture and I'll post them.

Love to you all,
Randy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

More blocks

Fabulous Kim in Poughkeepsie, NY,  sent me a couple of pictures of some of her Sow-A-Long blocks in two different color ways!


and



If you want to share any pictures, send them. I think I've figured out how to post them!

Love to you all,
Randy

Friday, November 9, 2012

More tabs

Thanks to Janet for helping me amend my index of all the blocks to include those I omitted.  She's the best.

Hope you all are having a great week and looking forward to a fabulous weekend.

Love to you all,
Randy


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sow-A-Long blocks, first Wednesday of November

Are you ready for another installment of blocks?  Here are three blocks for the first Wednesday of November.  There will be another 3 later in the month; then 6 more in December and we're DONE.  WOOHOO.

I'm terribly sorry that I've been so inconsistent. It's very unlike me.  But I obviously made the decision to spend all my free time with my new darling Emma and the sweetest boy Ryan, until my daughter goes back to work. It's a small price to pay but I was happy to do it---and felt really lucky, honestly, to be able to have the time with them! You grandmothers out there will completely appreciate what I'm talking about.

1.  INDIAN PLUME

This block requires 28 scrappy hsts, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin.
Plus:
background:   (1) 2-1/2" square (center)
                    (4) 1-1/2" squares




2.  DOVE IN THE WINDOW

This is effectively a nine-patch, with the 4 corners being what I call the block "Mary's Triangles"
Corner units:
background:   cut (2) 2" squares, making 4 hsts, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin.
dark:             cut (2) 2" squares,   "
background:   cut (4) 2" squares, cut ONCE on the diagonal
dark:            cut (2) 3" squares, cut ONCE on the diagonal

Center:
Dark:          cut (1) 2-1/2" square

middle of "9 patches", you will need to make 4 flying geese (1-1/2" x 2-1/2" unf, 1x2 fin), using your favorite method AND
background:  cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles





3.  RAILROAD

Background:  Cut (1) 1-1/4" x 21" strip
medium:      cut (1) 1-1/4" x 21" strip, making (8) 4-patches, 2" unf, 
1-1/2"" fin.

Background:  cut (4) 2-1/2" squares
dark:           cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, making 4 pairs of (2) hsts, 2" unf, 
1-1/2" fin



That's it!!
I hope you are all caught up and have enjoyed this process. I can't wait to put the blocks together.

Love to you all,
Randy

Monday, October 22, 2012

Third Wednesday of October - Sow-A-Long blocks

Okay so they are a little late.  But, honestly, I have NOT been home at all.  If I haven't been at my daughter's, they've been at my house.  I even got to have the beautiful girl Emma at my house TWO nights last week, without her mom! How special was that? Sewing can wait...babies can't! And then of course there's Ryan...

1.  BROKEN WINDOW

This block requires 16 scrappy hsts, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin, so please use your scraps and make them in your favorite way.

This block also requires 8 flying geese, 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" unfit, 1 x 2" fin.  Please use your favorite method to make them as well.




2.  CONNECTICUT

Dark (center):  Cut (1) 2-5/8" square
medium:         Cut (2) 2-1/2" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal
You are making a square in a square, 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.

You need (4) flying geese, 2" x 3-1/2" unf, 1-1/2" x 3" fin.
Use your favorite method to make these.

You need 4 hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin.

I'm only able to post these two this week; my husband and I are leaving early tomorrow for a little getaway.

See you next week.
Love to you all,
Randy


Monday, October 8, 2012

Sow-A-Long blocks, first Wednesday of October

I just returned from a fabulous week's retreat in New Glarus, Wisconsin, with some wonderful friends.  I was able to work on several projects, especially since my cell phone reception was so crummy and I didn't have the internet, so I had very few distractions!! (aside from my friends who were always very entertaining!!).

So I'm sorry that I wasn't able to post  the blocks for last week's installment -- hopefully you were able to use the extra time to do other projects or maybe even (**gasp**) catch up.

1.  DOMINO NET

9 patches:
Background:   Cut (1) strip 1-1/2" x 17"
dark:             cut (1) strip 1-1/2" x 14"
Sew together to make (2) 9-patches, 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.

Corners:
Medium:        cut (2) 2-1/2" squares
medium 2:     cut (4) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
Dark:            cut (2) 1-1/2" squares




2.  SMOKEHOUSE

Medium 1:     Cut (1) 3" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal  (my RED)
Medium 2:     cut (1) 3" square, cut ONCE on the diagonal  (my BLACK)
Background:   Cut (4) 2" squares, cut ONCE on the diagonal

Background:   cut (6) 2" squares
Medium:        cut (6) 2" squares
You are making 12 hsts, 1-1/2" fun, 1" fin. 


I have called these units "Mary's triangles"--they consist of a hst, 2 background triangles and one large medium triangle from above. They each  should measure 2-1/2" unf, 2" fin.
When you sew 4 of them together to form the center unit, it should measure  4-1/2" unfin, 4" fin.

Dark (corners):  cut (4) 1-1/2" squares (my BLACK)

Background:   Cut (4) 2" squares
Medium:        cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut TWICE on the diagonal
You are making (4) flying geese, 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" unfin, 1" x 2" fin.







3.  SQUARES AND DIAMONDS:

Medium (center):   Cut (1) 2-1/2" square (my RED)

Medium:       cut (2) 3-1/4" square, cut TWICE on the diagonal (my BLUE)
Dark:           cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut TWICE on the diagonal (my PINK)
Medium 2:    cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut TWICE on the diagonal (my BEIGE)
These are the star points/quarter square triangles.

Background: cut (2) 3" squares
Medium:      cut (2) 3" squares (my RED)
You are making (4) half square triangles, 2-1/2" unf, 2" fin. 



That's it! aren't they fabulous? I loved looking at them while retreating, and couldn't wait to share them.

Next set of blocks with be posted Oct. 17th (second Wednesday of the month). You are almost finished. I will be posting blocks until mid-December! Then onto the next year's project!!!

Love to you all,
Randy

Friday, September 28, 2012

Third Sow-A-Long block

It's been a busy week and I'm sorry I didn't get this block to you sooner. I was helping out with the baby all week and only got back last night.

Think of this as a bonus block!

CARRIE NATION:

Little 4-patches:
Background:  Cut (1) strip 1-1/4" x 12"
                   cut (4) 2" squares
Dark:            Cut (1) strip 1-1/4"" x 12"
Sewing two strips together, cross cut 8 of them at 1-1/4" intervals; sew together in pairs and make (4) sets of 4-patches -  2" unf, 1-1/2" fin. Sew these small 4-patches to a "solid" background to make another 4-patch unit 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin

Large 4-patches:
Background:   Cut (1) strip 2" x 10"
Medium:        cut (1) strip 2" x 10"
Sewing two strips together, cross cut 4 of them at 2" intervals; sew together to make (2) 4 patches, 3-1/2" unf, 3"" fin.


I'm leaving in the morning for my retreat in Wisconsin so I'll be posting from there. My plan is to post the next 3 blocks on Wednesday from the retreat.

Oh, and I didn't get to pick a winner from the 500 followers...I will do it later tonight! 

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Love to you all,
Randy


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Third Wednesday of September...SOW-A-LONG day

Hi ladies,
Well, it's the third Wednesday of September already. I can't believe it.  I'm getting ready to head back to Wisconsin for my retreat with my dear friends and I'm very excited. But, until then, I have a couple of blocks to keep you busy. Only TWO right now because I ran out of time, having been spending so much time with the baby.  I promise to make up the missing block some time in the next week.

GENTLEMAN'S FANCY

Medium (center)  cut (1) 2-1/2" square
Background:       cut (2) 2-1/2" square, cut on the diagonal ONCE
You are sewing a square in a square, 3-1/2" unf.

Flying geese:
Background:      cut (8) 2" squares
Medium:           cut (4) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangles
Sew on the diagonal of the backgrounds to make 4 flying geese, 2x3-1/2" unf.

Corners:
Medium:         cut (2) 3-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
                    cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE




THIS AND THAT:
You are making FOUR square in a square blocks, two pairs of opposites

One pair:
Background:    cut (2) 2" square  (center)
dark:             cut (4) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE.
Your square in a square should measure 2-3/4" unf.
Add:
Background:   cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Sew a square in a square, measuring 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.

Second pair:
Dark:           cut (2) 2" square (center)
background:  cut (4) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Your square in a square should measure 2-3/4" unf.
Add:
Dark:          cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Sew a square in a square, measuring 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.
Sew together.



You could choose to make all 4 different, obviously. That's optional.

Bonnie did this up as a paper pieced version, which I would've loved to have had available.  But check it out here.

That's it for right now. I promise to post another block within the week. We are supposed to have an overnight guest this weekend (YEAH!!! Ryan is coming!!) so I'll have to get it done in between his visit.

Hope you are all having a great week.
Love to you all,
Randy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Wednesday of September....Sow-A-Long Day

I cannot believe it's September already. If I had kids in school, I'd really be in shock.  As it is, I can feel the change in the weather up here in Sunriver, where the mornings are 32*, I kid you not!!  I went for a bike ride today and thought the view from the river was just gorgeous. It's 80* during the days; cool at night! I think this is one of my most favorite views here in Sunriver. So serene and peaceful.



Anyway, on to the blocks, which I know you're very excited to get started on!

Pinwheels and Sawtooth:

Center pinwheel:
medium:  cut (2) 3" squares
dark:       cut (2) 3" squares, making 4 hsts, 2-1/2" unfit, 2" fin.

Outer border (making 20 hsts, 1-1/2" unfin, 1" fin)
background:  cut (10) 2" squares
darks/meds:  cut (10) 2" squares



Mystery Flower Garden:

Corners:
background:  cut (2) 3" squares, cut ONCE on the diagonal
med 1:        cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut TWICE on the diagonal
med 2:        cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut TWICE on the diagonal

1/4 sq triangles:
star points:   cut (2) 3-1/4" squares, cut TWICE on the diagonal
med 3:        cut (1) 3-1/4" squares, cut TWICE on the diagonal
med 4:        cut (1) 3-1/4" squares, cut TWICE on the diagonal

Center:
medium:      cut (1) 2-1/2" square


Tic Tac Toe:
This block consists of 4 small blocks, all different fabrics. There are TWO 9-patches and TWO monkey wrenches.  

Monkey Wrench- make (2) different sets. Instructions are for ONE
Background:   Cut (2) 2" squares, 
Dark:            cut (2) 2" squares, making 4 hsts, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin.
Dark:            cut (1) 1-1/2" square (center)
background:  cut (4) 1-1/2" squares 

9-patches - make (2) different sets. Instructions are for ONE
Background:  cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
dark:           cut (5) 1-1/2" squares


That's it! Hope you are still having fun!  We are going to be making blocks for only 4 more months, to the end of the year. Can you believe you've done so many? I counted 43 on my spreadsheet! It's going to be a great quilt!

Thanks for following along.
Love to you all,
Randy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Third Wednesday of August: SOW-A-LONG day

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a great week and are all caught up. It's time for the next three blocks in our Sow-A-Long.

MOSAIC

Background:   Cut (6) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Dark:                cut (6) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
We are making 12 hsts, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin.

Background:   cut (4) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Dark:                cut (4) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE

Background #2:  Cut (2) 3" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Dark #2:               Cut (2) 3" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE

Each unit, when sewn together, should measure 3-1/2".



DARTING BIRD SET

We are making 4 sets. For each set:

Background:   Cut (2) 2" squares
Dark:                Cut (2) 2" squares
You are making 4 hsts, 1-1/2" unf, 1" fin.

Background:  Cut (1) 2" square, cut on the diagonal ONCE
                         Cut (1) 1-1/2" square
Dark:               Cut (1) 3" square, cut on the diagonal ONCE (you will have one extra triangle)
                        Cut (1) 1-1/2" square




You may decide to rearrange them in different directions, as in the Barrister's Block!


CHAINED STAR

Background:      Cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
Dark/medium:    Cut (4) 1-1/2" squares
These are the directions for TWO sets of 4-patches.  You need a total of 5 sets---
two sets:  background/medium
two sets:  background/dark
one set:    dark/medium

Background:     Cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark #2:            Cut (2) 3-1/4" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Medium #2:      Cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE

Piece together to make 4 quarter square triangles, 2-1/2" unf, 2" fin. Be careful of placement so that background is on the outside and medium #2 is surrounding your center 4-patch.



That's it for this week! These blocks are looking awesome. I'm so glad that everyone is enjoying this process.

Have a great rest of the week. Be back  with new blocks on Sept. 5, by which time I will have a new granddaughter!! I'm still hoping my daughter will want to give me Ryan after her baby is born...even temporarily!

Love to you all,
Randy

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First Wednesday of August - Sow-A-Long

FINALLY!! You are going to be so excited by this set of blocks! Hopefully you will feel that it was worth the wait!! I love them!


HANDWEAVE:


Background:  Cut (12) 1-1/4" x 2" rectangles
Dark:           cut (4) 2" squares (red corners)
Medium:       cut (4) 2" squares (my green)
2nd medium: cut (1) 2" square (center)
2nd dark:      cut (4) 1-1/4" squares






MISSOURI STAR:


Background:   cut (4) 2" squares (corners)


Background:   cut (1) 4-1/4" square; cut on the diagonal TWICE
Medium:        cut (2) 2-3/4" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark:            cut (2) 2-3/4" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
  These are to make the "flying geese". You need to piece the "geese". Note that I made a mistake and switched one pair of triangles around. You need to be consistent.  Fortunately I caught it and fixed it before I sewed it together.


2nd dark:     cut (1) 2-5/8" square (center)
2nd medium:cut (2) 2-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
  You are making a square in a square.  It will measure 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.



see my mistake in the flying geese on the left side? The dark triangles should be adjacent to the center square in a square!
Before correction




BOXES AND BASKETS:


Background:   Cut (6) 2" squares
Medium:        cut (6) 2" squares, you are making 12 hsts, 1" fin, 1-1/2" unf.


Background:   cut (4) 1-1/2 x 2-1/2" rectangles


2nd Medium:   cut (1) 2-1/2" square (center)
3rd medium:   cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark:             cut (2) 3" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Using 2nd medium (center) and 3rd medium, make a square in a square. It's 3-1/4" unf,  2-3/4" fin; add the dark to create another square around the square. It is 4-1/2" unf, 4" fin.




That's it for this week. I hope you are having fun doing this project. I laid my blocks out so I could see how they were looking. I have to admit that I am liking it. I'm not sure how I'm going to set them: sashing v. no sashing. I think I need more yellow and maybe blue!  




One of these days I'll figure out the link thing and we can share our blocks. Thanks for following along. Even if you're behind, keep doing how ever many you can do. Even one is better than none!


Love to you all,
Randy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Third Wednesday in June -- Sow-A-Long Day

Happy Wednesday everyone. Are you all caught up? Ready to undertake 3 more blocks??  It's the third Wednesday of June and Sow-A-Long day!! WOOHOO!!!


Clay's Choice


Background:   cut (4) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangles


Background:  cut (4) 2-1/2" squares - you are making 8 hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin.
Dark:           cut (4) 2-1/2" squares






Anvil


Background:   cut (2) 2" squares (corners)


Background:  cut (5) 2-1/2" squares - you are making 10 hsts, 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin
Dark:           cut (5) 2-1/2" squares


Medium:      cut (1) 3-1/2" square (center)






Flock of Geese


Background:  cut (1) 4" square, making 2 hsts 3-1/2" unfin, 3" fin
Dark:           cut (1) 4" square


Background:  cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, making 8 hsts 2" unfin, 1-1/2" fin
Mediums:      cut (4) 2-1/2" squares


NOTE:  I made two blocks since I made my small hsts scrappy and used only one fabric pair for each block. In order to do that, you will need to make another pair of dark 3-1/2" hsts. 




I hope you have a great week!


Love to you all,
Randy

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

First Wednesday of June...Sow-A-Long Day

Can you believe it's June already? Time sure is going by fast this year. Well, it's the first Wednesday of June and it's therefore Sow-A-Long day! WOOHOO.
However, as I told you, because I'll be gone all week on a family vacation and I'm a bit disorganized, we are doing only TWO blocks this week.  But don't get lazy on me: when I get back, we're going to make up the missing block!!


XQuisite:


Background:  Cut (9) 2-1/2" squares, different fabrics
Med/Dark:     cut (18) 1-1/2" squares, from 9 diff prints


Can you tell that you are sewing on the diagonal across the 9 diff prints on the corners of the backgrounds? Each unit is 2" fin (2-1/2" unfin).




Flutter Wheel:


Medium:   Cut (4) 2-1/2" squares (my gold)


Background:  Cut (1) 2 x 4" rectangle, making 4 hsts, 1" fin
Medium:       cut (1) 2 x 4" rectangle
You are making 5 different sets of 4 hsts. The unit is 2" fin (2-1/2" unfin)








That's it for this week!
Love to you all,
Randy