Thursday, April 9, 2015

March Bee Sewcial blocks

Melissa requested transparency blocks using cool blues and greens with a little gray, in two sizes. Here are the blocks I made for her. I really enjoyed the challenge of achieving the transparency look.

This block is the first one I made. I doodled it on my computer and then made my own paper foundations to create it. It finishes to 14'' square. It would make a great pillow so I'm thinking of making another one.

This one is the second block that I'm giving her. It finishes to 9'' square. I made my own little quarter circle templates. Each quarter circle is 2 1/4'' finished. That led to some cursing but eventually I got a technique that worked. The key was glue basting the entire curve together before sewing, stitching with a small stitch length and slow sewing. The result was totally worth it, in my opinion!

This last one is staying with me. I again made my own paper foundation for it. I love the way it turned out but I trimmed it too short! I'll find a purpose for it someday!


Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

They all look great. Nice job with the transparency challenge. I especially like the second one. It would make a great block for a whole quilt if you played with scale and block orientation.

Lana said...

I love the striped block!!! You did a great color play on that one!!!! The same goes for the circles!!!!!
Its a shame that you can't use the other one just yet!!!

DreiPunkteWerk said...

Sooo great! I wanna see more :-)
Best regards.

Debbie said...

I really love your blocks! ALL of them!

Audrey said...

The thing that I find so impressive is that they are all strong in design yet different from each other. You've captured transparency in three unique ways! I'm so impressed, as always!