Sunday, January 31, 2010

Block 36

We're now into the final third of the quilt!

Here we are with the pieces set out and ready to go. (I was so enthused, I started on the 1/2 square triangles before I remembered I hadn't taken a picture)

Here I've started on attaching the strips in the centre of the block, I've completed the remaining 1/2 square triangles, and started on the squares in the outer border.

Here I've attached the middle strips. I've continued with the triangles in the next border and outer corners.

Here the middle strips are attached making the middle rectangle. Plus the triangles in the middle border are done, and I've continued working on the outer border.

The middle was assembled as a stretched out square-in-a-square block.

And Tada! Our block is complete.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Block 60

A more simple block this week. (Since I was so late with last week's and it was a bit more time consuming than expected)

Here we are with considerably fewer pieces set out and ready to go.

First I started off with the 9-patch.

Then added the middle border.

Then completed the square-in-a-square to complete the block.

Did you see! We're now 2/3 done our blocks!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Block 75

There seems to be a bit of a 1/2 square triangle theme going on these days.

For this block, I paper pieced the sides for the second border from the outside. The angles were not 30, 45, or 60 degrees, so the cutting would have been a little tough.

Here is the block set out with the 1/2 square triangles and paper piecing completed for the outer borders. When cutting, note that the centre is not composed of squares. And that they're all different sizes to boot!

I started working on building the strips for each of the outer border along with centre block, paying attention to placement of the pieces. (Did I mention that they're not all the same size?? :)

Continuing to pieces the middle of the block and border strips. (Yes, I ended up un-picking the middle a couple of times. Did I mention that they're not all the same size?? :)

Here the middle is complete and I'm still working on those outer borders.

The strips for the outer borders are complete! And I've added the first border to the centre of the block.

Now the next border.

And the next one....

And the next one....

And now we have our finished block!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Block 44

This is the last of the star blocks with Y-seams.

First I started off by creating the star blocks. (There are 4 in this one) I used the same method as I used on this block.

Once you've done that little piece, the rest is quite quick. :)

Here you see the star blocks and the 1/2 square triangles along with the other pieces set out and ready to go.

Here I've completed the centre pin wheel and the middle stripes. The remainder of the block is assembled as a 9-patch.

Tada! Our next block is finished. (And for everyone who doesn't like them, the Y-seam stars are done!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Block 69

A slightly simpler block after our doozy last week.

Here are all the pieces set out and ready to go.

First I did the log cabin blocks, and attached the red strips.

Then I started working on the triangles in the centre. First I created little rows with the triangles and log cabin blocks.

Then attached them to create the middle strip.

And finally added the outer corners. And, per usual, I didn't cut the funny pieces (I like to avoid templates) instead I made them regular triangles and rectangles. This is the block untrimmed.

Here is the block trimmed. (Looks pretty different, doesn't it?)

And, now our first block of the new year is done!