After posting the other two blocks for last week, I realized that I was four blocks off schedule. So, I got busy on Saturday and made three more. I'm now one block behind, #129 Sew Little Time. I really wanted make this sewing machine block but need special fusible web that I don't have at home.
#107 on page 25
Associate Editor, Quiltmaker
This block was a challenge for me even though it's one of the simpler ones. I decided not to needle turn, as indicated in the directions. I decided to try freezer paper technique and forgot about reversing the patterns; didn't matter in the end but my block is reversed. I also tried for the first time to use my machine blind hem stitch. I wasn't happy with that result either. Maybe I should have chose another sewing machine for this technique, not my older one.
#189 on page 66
Painted Pony 'n Quilts
Mine = 80 pieces
A great scrap buster block. I changed the method of piecing. First, I cut two strips to make the 4-patches instead of cutting individual squares; made them a lot faster. Next, instead of making 12 HSTs, I made 4 HSTs and 4 flying geese units thus reducing the number of pieces.
#192 on page 67
Planted Seed Designs
The ultimate scrap buster block. Nothing need to match actually, even the pinwheels. The center five pinwheels were leftovers from blocks I made last week, already sewn. Just trimmed them to size. The outer four pinwheels are from HSTs leftover when piecing fabrics for bindings on the diagonal. This block has 24 different fabrics but could have used a lote more! Sorry for bad photo; it was blurry and this was the best my software could do.
As I look at Cynthia's quilt top, I can recognize a lot of the blocks I have already made. Leave me a post letting me know how many of Cynthia's block you have made. Will be interesting to see who has made the most. I think I made 21 of the 25 blocks.