Friday, November 23, 2012

BlockBase Sew Along Block #2049 Independence Square

#2049 Independence Square block

Here's my block #4 for Electric Quilt's BlockBase Sew Along.  It is block #2049 called Independence Square and was published by Nancy Cabot in 1938.

I decided not to make it an 8" block like I have the rest of the blocks in this sew along.  The pieces in the center nine patch would have been tiny. I used 1 1/2" strips and ended up with a 9" block.

I won a bag of scraps in the BlockBase giveaway for linking up my Week 3 block. Here's what I got!

Check out all the Week 4 blocks by clicking here or link up your own block for a chance to win your own bag of scraps.  Block #5 will be posted on Monday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Quilt Block Drive

Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin blocks for Sandy Quilt Block Drive

The Quilting Gallery is hosting the Sandy Quilt Block Drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Michelle is looking for volunteers to make blocks or be team leaders to assemble the blocks into a quilt.  I signed up to make 20 blocks and my friend Linda helped me make the blocks shown above.  The block is called Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin and there is a tutorial provided to make the blocks. It's a great block to make to use up your scraps!  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.

Friday, November 9, 2012

BlockBase #2448 Pyramids block

BlockBase #2448 Pyramid Block
Here's my third block for the BlockBase Sew Along!  It is block #2448 and is called the Pyramid block.  I used 9 different fabrics like the sample block shows.  I decided to paper piece this block because of the large number of pieces and their small size since I'm making 8" blocks.  The block was easily made from my pre-cut scraps of 5" squares, 2 1/2" squares and 2 1/2" X 5" pieces.  See more blocks by clicking here.