We have dedicated 2013 to be a year of sewing. Follow our progress through The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and The Liberty Book of Home Sewing as well as any other projects that may pop up. Look forward to multiple postings per week as well as Linky Parties to share your own sewing stuff.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
My first three blocks!
I'm excited to show off my first three blocks. Yay!
For the basket handle, I found that a really steep curve didn't work without making the fabric bunch up. So it has to be a pretty wide curve. Then what to do about the ends? I opened the seams, poked in the ends, and sewed it back up. I don't know if that's the "right" way to do it, but I think it turned out great! And for the record, this is my first ever applique quilt block. Probably.
I don't love this one. I like the yellow in the middle with darker colors, but the prints look kind of weird together. Plus, it didn't turn out quite square. If I feel like it at the end, I might redo it. But for now, it stays.
Theoretically, I think it would have been nice to use autumn colors in a block called Autumn Tints. But moving on.... these are the fabrics I bought thinking I'd make the entire quilt out of them. I really like them together, but I felt like adding more variety. It will be nice to have a color coordinated block every here and there, I guess!