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




  1. Beautiful! I love your blocks!

  2. More great stuff Leanne and you got the button to work! Duh!!

  3. They are looking the colours.

  4. Your blocks are beautiful! The quilt will be awesome when finished.....your doll quilt sample is a beauty too......

  5. Great blocks. I'm a converted fan of churn dash now thanks to you. Loving the fabrics too! Jxo

  6. I cannot even imagine how you make those teeny tiny blocks look so perfect!!!! LOVE IT!!

    You SBS blocks are great!!!

  7. That is one teeny teeny teeny tiny double 9-patch!

  8. So fun to see blocks this summer--all kind of blocks in all kinds of colors. It gives us the freedom to try something new, every 9" or so, and to experiment with color, just as you have done. Lovely!

    Elizabeth E.

  9. Your blocks are fab! Love the colours you are using :-)

  10. Your blocks are awesome, I can't believe how tiny the pieces are in that last block, they look fabulous.

  11. Lovely blocks! I'm doing this one as well. Isn't it fun?


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