Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Well, I finally have some blocks to share!  I will say that I sewed January's block right away, and then got freaked out by the paper piecing for February and basically froze.  Then I got a big shot of guilt mixed with reckless bravery and finally just went for it.  Whew! And that opened the flood gates. Finally got all caught up and mailed them off last Saturday, so they should be arriving at your homes soon.  Here they are in all their glory.

First up is Emily's Good Fortune block.  I really liked the unusual look of this block, without too much fiddling or the need of lots of templates or y seams.

Then came my nemesis, the Castle Wall.  This block exposed my fear of anything new and of failure, but also gave me the confidence to try out more paper piecing patterns in the future. So thank you, Nicole! It didn't turn out as perfect as I hoped, but I am still happy with it, and I hope you are as well.

Camie's beautiful, cheerful scrappy log cabin block gave me a chance to dig through all my scraps from past projects and smile at all the memories.  I can't wait to see how the finished quilt turns out.

Kristin's block was another bit of a problem.  Not because of the curved seams, those were awesome. No, it was the request for different grey and mustard yellow fabrics.  I didn't think it would be that big a deal at first, just an excuse to go the fabric store.  But after visiting 5 stores, I still couldn't find a fourth grey fabric. In desperation, I asked my local quilting friend if she had any in her stash.  She did, but it was a big dark.  I hope it doesn't ruin your whole quilt!

Liz's blocks were super fun.  Not much thinking, just randomly dividing up the fabric and going to town.  I also loved being able to purposely sew a little squittywompus, and have it add to the block, instead of ruining it.


  1. Awesome job, Amy! That is a lot of sewing when you put in all in one post!!

  2. I love them Amy. I promised they were easy. Thank you.

  3. I opened my package from you yesterday; I love my block! Thank you so much. All your sewing looks terrific.