I have lots to share with you today…blocks made by other quilters, members of my virtual quilting group, Desi Quilters. So without much ado, here we go! Here are the blocks Sobana made in the last two weeks; she now has only two more blocks to make to catch up with all her pending blocks!
Other Desi Quilters have also been catching up! Here is a look at their blocks.
Have you made any blocks during catch-up December? Why don’t you share your work on my facebook page Patchwork of my Life? The blocks are majorly foundation paper pieced and much easier to construct than what you may believe looking at them. So, if you have still not started on your blocks from the Block of the Month Quilt `Round the Year’, you can head here for all the free patterns!
After celebrating a no- sewing day yesterday, I assembled the Southward Bound at Dusk block today. This is Block Seven of the quilt `Round the Year’ , free blocks of the month being posted on this blog from July 2013.
It took me unexpectedly long – almost four hours – to get it all together. But, I love this block! Now finally to piece Lollipop Candy, the spiral block…
I have nothing to show for today! I spent some time on my laptop finalizing Block Nine of the Block of the month quilt, Round the Year, which will be posted on January 1st. I also cut the fabric for the Dusk version of Block Four, Sapphire Fire. Just to remind you, I had made this block in only the Rainbow colourway.
This is a fairly simple block, though a bit tedious to piece. The results, though, can be quite stunning!
What gemstone will your block depict? A garnet, a golden topaz or an emerald, perhaps?
At this rate, I will not be able to complete the pending blocks of the BOM Round the Year quilt before 2015 arrives! 😦 . This is the progress report for today:
1. Cut the fabric for the Rainbow Venus.
2. Started working on the Venus at Dusk.
But actually, I worked on the block for only two hours, which included pressing and trimming after each step! And ripping – I had forgotten to press open a strip before trimming it!
Hope we are three down tomorrow! That still leaves eight blocks to be done in fifteen days at two hours per day…
I took about fifteen minutes to assemble the Mariner’s Compass outer ring of the Southward Bound block. I was delighted by the way it all came together so perfectly! I must take a picture and share how I think the seams should be pressed for best results!
I started to applique the inner smaller compass in the centre, but gave up on that. I think it will have to come on last, after the ring has been attached to the background.
I also cut the fabric for Venus , which is Block Five in `Round the Year’, Block of the Month Quilt. For a change, I kept away the rotary cutter and used my scissors instead. After all, one of the advantages of foundation paper piecing is that one does not need accurate cutting!
Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! If all goes as planned, I should be able to show you my pieced Venus block tomorrow evening; it does seem to be a very simple block!