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Thursday, August 8, 2013

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE THESE BLOCKS?

Remember this block?  I first posted about it here.   Look at each block carefully and I will tell you the decision I have made and why.
We are going to focus in on the center of each square.  This is the first block I made.  It was all hand pieced.  I’m not too fond of how the center turned out so I decided to try something else, a different method of making this block.
This block was sewn on the machine.  Yikes!  The center looks worse! No surprise there.  I've wined to anyone who will listen about my lack of piecing skills. 
Determined to find a way to create this block with centers that looked half way decent, I drafted a paper pieced pattern and made this block.  It looks by far the best of the three.  So, if I decide to continue with these blocks I will probably make more patterns for paper piecing or foundation piecing since that seems to create a nice center.   I think Buffie is right…she has made a paper piecer out of me.

DON’T FORGET:
  • Happy Scrappers meets Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Chris will be giving a demo on how a way to paper piece that will save on fabric.
  • AQS Quilt Week is the week of August 14-17 at DeVos Place Convention Center.  The Attic Window will have a vendor booth, so be sure and stop by.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  Heads up all your scrappy quilters.  Crazy Mom Quilts has a nice tutorial for a scrappy quilt.  You  have got to take a look at this one!

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

5 comments:

Lynn said...

I would paper piece that block too!

Jeanne said...

Good solution! Maybe I'll see you at the quilt show next week?

bobbi said...

Perfect, best solution I see. :o)) Looking forward to seeing how you quilt these blocks!
Hugs, Bobbi

GeeGee said...

Wow! Your block looks great! Kudos for making a block with 16connecting seams, no small feat. I don't think I have ever made one with more than 8.

Mama Pea said...

Haha. When I first saw the block, I thought, I'd paper piece that block if I had to make it. Well done!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.