Before the work week starts again, I wanted to take advantage from this quiet Sunday evening and write another blog post.
As you may remember I am participating in a worldwide year long swap. In June I received about 30 blocks myself. What a load of fun each day to get happy mail every other everyday!
Each month we create 3 blocks for somebody else following their color preferences.
These are the blocks I made for July in orange, green and turquoise:
Being inspired by the “around the world” block. The part of the fabrics is lined up horizontally and part is lined up diagonally.
This swirly star/flower is one of my designs called “Blurry“.
August in red, blue and white.
I saw this design online somewhere and I recreated it in EQ7 to fit a 12″ block. It is foundation paper pieced.
This one I created with a fabric cutter with dies.
And the last one is a block made with my own pattern Pointy.
September in Black and white with a vibrant color:
I really felt like fussy cutting for this block. This is how I started:
This block used a lot of fabric, but I adore the result!
This pattern is a beginner friendly paper piecing pattern called “Jewel” .
The second block is also a pattern of mine. This one is “Dazzle”
I played around with half of the pieces for this star.
As the picture of the finished block is really blurry, I am also showing you the picture of the separate parts.
Whoops, blurry picture!
And last but not least…
An improv block!
I used the sidekick ruler for this block.
I have already started working on the blocks for October. Some yummy fabrics and gorgeous color combinations coming up!
P.s. Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazymomquilts.
Thank you again dear Esther for your lovely July blocks! I like them so much. Funny that you were inspired by the “around the world” block … meanwhile I joined the “scrappytriparoundtheworld blockswap” on flickr. There is a very interesting block tutorial for that block…. completely different way than usual.
Oh I am so glad Annett! I was very limited in time when making your blocks. I have tried a trip around the world too. I used a tube technique where you cut strips from a tube and then you take the tube strip apart again where you need it? It that what you are talking about? I loved that technique… So original!
yes, that was the technique by http://quiltville.blogspot.de/2005/06/scrappy-trips-around-world.html …. Yesterday I was just too stupid to copy a link into the comment with my mobile (My daughter taught me now 🙂 )
This technique is a lot of fun!!!
Super looking blocks! I especially like blurry and the last improv block
Thank you Carla! The Blurry star is a lovely quick pattern, I think. Bye bye
Those designs say “POW!”. Just jumping at you. Love them all. Very colorful patterns for a time of the year that can be dreary.
You are right!
Color brings joy in these grey days.
Lots if hugs
I love the strawberry one best, with all the insides highlighted by just one outside! The thing I’m enjoying best about F2F is that it’s improving my piecing skills – for myself, I can be a little careless about getting sizes and point alignment right, but for other people, I have to try harder! Plus I get to use blocks I haven’t used before and probably never would except for this swap.
I totally understand what you’re saying! I try do more perfect piecing too! I find I like working on improv blcoks too. Never thought I would. 😜
Gosh your blocks are beautiful – and look SO much fun to make!
Thank you for leaving such a kind comment!!!
Have a lovely Sunday,
I am beyond impressed that you design your own blocks – and such beautiful ones too. I’m afraid I have to follow instructions – and ones that aren’t too complicated – when I make mine 😉
Ha ha, I get it! I jump into new projects and design without reading instructions too! Most if the pp blocks aren’t hard, just a lot of work. The strawberry block and the Blurry star are the easiest to do.
Especially love the colorshifts block.
Isn’t that a great one! Simple to piece, a great showpiece for pretty fabrics too!
Oh thank you Kathleen!!!
Warms my heart!
your blocks are all gorgeous!
Thank you very much Claire!
I love getting comments like yours!
Great blocks! I especially love your “blurry” star.
It is one of my favorite too. It is rather quick to do with 2,5 inch strips of fabric. Love that!
Have a lovely day!