Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday - playing with blocks.

Block 3 - Churn Dash

I finally had time to get my You Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler started. Leila at Sewn has written such helpful instructions, aimed not just at block construction but at truly building overall quilting skills. And when she made a Churn Dash, I just had to catch up.

Block 1 - Log Cabin

Here is the log cabin, these are blocks that finish at 12". I love log cabins! By the way, my Modern Crosses Quilt came out of the dryer last night. I will get some pictures today and do a Ta Da! post tomorrow.

Block 2 - Value Nine Patch

This is the last of the three skill builder blocks - a value 9 patch. This one gave me an idea for my doll quilt swap.

Tiny nine patches

I am trying to figure out what to make for my secret partner for DQS11. This is a test piece, maybe I will do an Irish Chain doll quilt. I am thinking that maybe it could be much scrappier. That is a penny there, the nine patches are 1.5" squares and the squares in each nine patch are 1/2" squares. More practice is needed but I continue to be charmed by the tiny blocks. This is the new DQS11 button, it will take you to the rest of the fun.

Doll Quilt Swap on flickr

I am linking to WIP Wednesday, the projects there are wonderful and I do try to visit as many as I can each week, and you should too!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced