Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring Sewing Party

Tomorrow's a Spring Sewing Party hosted by  Kelly at Charming Chatter.  I always have plenty to work on, so finding a project certainly isn't a problem.  I've started making the blocks for Pat's No Sew Block Swap, and hopefully will finish them tomorrow.  Here's a peek at what I've finished so far. 

Now let me tell you about the mistakes I made.  The first one I made was Pat's in the upper right hand corner.  All I had to do was the final cut for the pieces - the strips were already done.  Of course, I cut one of the corners wrong, making it 3 3/4" instead of 3 1/2" leaving me with one piece that was only 3 1/4".  I can fudge a little bit, but not a whole seam width.  So I substituted some green from my stash to make the block.  Then on the Friendship Star, the fabric I had for the light part of the star point was exactly the right length, but included the selvedge in the length, and again I substituted another green to finish the block.  I think they're all really pretty, and I'm anxious to see them all together when they're complete.

And, finally, I have a finish for February!  My Quilts For Kids quilt.  I signed up for OPAM this year, and I really think it might be a mistake for me.  I don't do many small projects - mainly bedsize quilts, and I'm primarily a hand quilter.  Things don't get done very quickly.  We'll see...if nothing else, I can always make more for Quilts for Kids.  They're a small, simple pattern and finish up so fast.

18 comments:

Pat said...

Green blocks looking good so far...sorry about the couple of problems you had, though. (You know I had problems with two blocks...but not the same ones you mentioned!)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So glad you're joining the party fun! Looking forward to sewing with ya!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

your green blocks are looking good. I haven't even looked at mine yet. I had so many other things started.

Barb said...

Not fair, I don't have mine yet....but yours are looking sooooooooooooooo good !!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Love your blocks, what is OPAM?

Pat said...

Nice blocks kiddo. Enjoy your blog a lot.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Green is for Spring--so you are right in the ball-park--looking good-- hugs, Di

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely blocks and have fun with the party! I just finished for today.

Simone de Klerk said...

Have lots of fun! I just finished the things I wanted to do for this party!

Karen said...

You will have a St. Patrick's Day quilt with all those green quilt blocks.

Hooked on Quilting said...

I always make mistakes and share them, too! I just let a big mistake go...finished is better than perfect!!


Hope you are having fun at the party!

Hooked on Quilting said...

I always have a ton of mistakes so you have plenty of company!!!


Hope you are having fun at the party!

call me crazy said...

Your green blocks are lovely!~ great 'design opportunities' there! :-)

Darlene said...

I'd say you had fun today. Awesome blocks!!

Claudia said...

Great looking blocks.

Moneik said...

The green blocks look great.

Michelle said...

Those blocks look good. I'm liking the green!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love the green, it's a great colour! Congrats on a finish for OPAM too.