So, we are both doing the Sewn Skill Builder offered by Sewn by Leila. I can use a lot more practice on accuracy as I tend to fly by the seat of my pants and rarely do 'traditional' quilts. So, I'm going to take a contemporary/modern eye to fabric choices to bring the traditional sampler into a more modern aesthetic. I'm by no mean the first to do this...loads of folks have have posted pictures right in this vein.
I'm also going to be adding in a few Farmer's Wife blocks or other 6" blocks that I just like. I really like the design of a central medallion/star with a round of 6" blocks and round of 12" blocks. Here is the quilt that inspired me for the layout. We will see if, in fact, I can make enough little block to get this to work.
I'm also going to be borrowing a few blocks from the Summer Sampler Series from Fresh Lemons. I really like the challenge of some of those and don't really intend to do a few of the applique blocks from Sewn by Leila. I've done enough applique to know that it is not for me.
So, here are the primary fabrics I'll be using. I don't know the names of these, so hope I bought enough! I bought about 2 - 2.5 yards of each. I'm adding a few fabrics from my "stash" to add some deeper green and some other tones.
I've made a few blocks. Clearly, I need more work on the precision portion of this. The meeting points of the HSTs still need more work.
|Block 1: Four Patch|
|Block 2: Log Cabin|
|Thanks to blog-land, I have now tried three different HST methods. All have pluses and minuses. I won't cover that all here, since others have. But, I have to say there are good and bad parts of each of them.|
|Block 3 - Churn Dash|
But, here is one of the blocks I made from the Summer Sampler Series. I feel like I may have redeemed myself with this one.Nicely matching points with lots of the right kind of color variation.
|Lucky Pieces, July 27|