Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Loads of colour!

Modern Crosses Quilt Block

I am working on the Modern Crosses Quilt from Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal. You can see how each 9.5" block is made up of 4 log cabin blocks. I think this design is a very clever log cabin pattern, but the blocks are not fast to make.

Modern Crosses - the quilt is growing

I have 25 blocks done. I am going for twin size, so this is about 1/3 of what I need. I am not sure how I will arrange them in the end, I am using all my very colourful fabrics. I think I need to look for some more blues, greens and purples, there are a lot of warm colours in there.

Basket Weave - #4 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

I have also joined the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt craze. This is block is Basket Weave, #4. I used the same fabric stack.

Friendship Star - #41 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This one is Friendship Star, #41. I love this block generally and it sure is cute at 6.5" unfinished. There are amazing blocks over at the QAL flickr site.

These small blocks are very enchanting, I expect I will make some more this week. I need to have 6 done to be caught up, but I can now understand why many people are way ahead, they are very satisfying to make. If you have missed hearing about this new QAL, the quilt has 111 blocks and the QAL was started by Angela at Fussy Cut and Amanda at msmcporkchopquilts.

I am linking to WIP Wednesday, as I finally have some progress to show off again. You should go over there for a look at everyone's work.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Best,

Leanne

20 comments:

  1. Oh, man, I agree, those little bitty log cabins are adorable, but not fast!!! I think yours look fantastic so far, great job! I love how colorful they are so far. And you're not helping me try to not join another quilt-along - I love your Farmer's Wife blocks!! Eek :)

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  2. Your Modern Crosses blocks are adorable! Can't wait to see how it looks when it's done. :)

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  3. I have that Log Cabin book! I love it! I also love your blocks, they are so pretty, and yes I imagine they are time consuming, but it will be worth it!

    I am jealous of your Farmer's Wife Blocks, I want to do that quilt along, but can't imagine adding something else to my plate. Your blocks are fabulous!

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  4. I love all of those crosses! So pretty! Good luck making... a ton more!! :) Love all of those little blocks! Have fun with that QAL!

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  5. Your modern crosses quilt is looking so great!

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  6. Your crosses blocks look amazing! This will be one stunning quilt. Everywhere I turn I'm hearing about the FW QAL & I'm trying v.hard not to join in!! Your wee blocks are lovely, love the fabrics in your basket weave. Jxo

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  7. love your crosses! And your farmer's quilt squares are so pretty and colorful!

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  8. "No Farmer's Wife QA, no Farmer's Wife QA, no....."

    I'm already swamped between quilting and non-quilting obligations! I do like the Farmer's Wife sampler though, and your crosses look great!

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  9. Oh I wish I could get in on these QALs ...stop tempting me!!!...lol

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  10. I have seen a few of the FW blocks showing up now - they are adorable, quite an undertaking tho.

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  11. Those modern cross blocks are great!

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  12. Your modern crosses blocks look like they're going to be a fabulous quilt, love the colours! And oh no, another FW participant... I'm so envious of you all, it looks so fun but I dont think I'd manage it without completely over-committing myself :-( Do love seeing all your blocks though!

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  13. I especially like the modern crosses! Very nice! Boy that Farmer's quilt is really storming the web, isn't it? I refrained, mostly cuz I saw the word 'template', but sure am enjoying seeing the blocks y'all make!

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  14. They are a very clever design! Have fun with the blocks too. I am waiting for the book. If not, I will doing some math next week!

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  15. Your log cabin blocks look fantastic! And so do your itty bitty farmers wife blocks - gorgeous!

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  16. Love your Modern Crosses quilt!

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  17. Oo, love your modern crosses! The Farmer's Wife QAL does look fun, I am trying to resist signing up but will enjoy seeing everyone's blocks as they go!

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  18. Your modern crosses are beautiful, so bright and colorful. And I love your Farmer's Wife blocks! I can't wait to get going on mine. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  19. I love the modern cross blocks too, love the fabrics you have chosen.
    Your FW blocks are fabulous. I'm sooo tempted but I know I will never finish them. At least it's really nice to look at everyone else's work.

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