Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Summer Sampler - Block 14 - Saddle Star

This week's block from the 2017 Summer Sampler is the "Saddle Star."  It was sewn together using the paper piecing technique.  It was enjoyable and easy.

It did not take long to sew because of the paper piecing. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

2017 Summer Sampler - Block 13 - Compass Star

I am caught up with the blocks of the 2017 Summer Sampler!  Only for a few hours because I will receive Block 14 in the morning.  

This block was sewn together with paper piecing.  It was easy only because I enjoy this technique.  


Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017 Summer Sampler - Blocks 11 and 12

I finished two blocks today and really enjoyed sewing them together and both blocks required piecing.  

Block 11 is called "Pixie Dust Star."  I just noticed that I did not put some of the pieces on correctly.  I will ignore it for now and try to fix it later.

Block 12 is "Ombre Star."  I like the look of the modern blocks and colors.  It is fun because I usually don't use these fun colors.

I will be caught up when I finish block 13.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Summer Sampler - Week #10 - Spring Star

My sewing machine should be returned any day now.  I have it in the shop because of it's tension problem.  Hope it returns in good shape.  In the mean time, I am continuing to catch up with the weekly 2017 Summer Sampler.

The Week 10 block is called "Spring Star."  This block was paper-pieced and fairly simple to sew together.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

2017 Summer Sampler - Block 9

I am behind again.  It was experiencing tension problems and I took my machine for service.  My small back-up machine was in storage so I took it home and finished today's block:  Midland Star - Block #9.

I loved making this block because it was easy to follow and the fabrics that I have been mostly using have been the "cool" blues and greens.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Saturday Sampler - Block #7 - Aquila

Last Saturday, I picked up the next installment in the "Saturday Sampler" BOM (Block of the Month).  This is the 7th block in the quilt and it is called "Aquila."
It is a beautiful quilt of solid muslin fabric.  I finished it yesterday and the other block that I make with Civil War Reproduction Fabrics.

Aquila - Block #7 - 12" x 12" (F) - Solid Muslin

Aquila - Block #7 - 12" x 12" (F) - Civil War Reproduction

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017 Summer Sampler - Block #8

I was finally able to finish block #8 this afternoon.  The block is named: Princess Cut Star.  It took me a little longer to finish because we changed to another cable company and the installer came this morning and had to change out wire underneath our house and out to the telephone pole.  He was finished until this afternoon so I could finally finish this block.

This block was sewn together with paper piecing.  I enjoyed the process because it is fast, easy and I like the technique.  

I received my 9th block yesterday morning so I will begin sewing that tomorrow afternoon.  I have a class at my local quilt store, "Fabric Garden" in Sacramento.  It is on the Creative Grids rulers.  We are introduced to the incredible rulers by designers who think differently than most of us do.  These make our lives so easy by helping us make straighter and more accurate cuts of the fabric.  I can't wait to see which ruler we will be using and learning about tomorrow.