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