Yes - it's time for show and tell. I've not been very timely with these in the past and this year, I'm planning to be more on the ball. The class was held last Saturday so it's not even been a week!!! Yeah!!!
|Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt|
For each pattern, there are two sizes of blocks - a 6" finished or a 12" finished. Many are opting to make the 6" blocks, but some are making only the larger ones, while others are making some big and some small. Those small ones will fit nicely in those plastic cases, I posted about yesterday! Just saying!! If you can find the darn things.
The homework was to make three blocks - the Kitchen Window (the one on the upper left), postage stamp (upper right) and pinwheel (bottom).
And I have to say that the quality of the workmanship of the group was AMAZING!!!! Those seams were twirled where possible to make the blocks lie flat and the pressing? Oh my - those seams were FLAT. I'm very proud of the group! They're doing fabulous and it's only the first class! Imagine what we're going to see at the end of the year!!!
Here we go with the show and tell................
|Two softer pastel blocks and a brighter one - all scrappy!|
This person decided to have a sunflower appear in her Kitchen Window block and did not piece it like the pattern said. I love when people deviate from the pattern to make it their own!! Again - more scraps being used here.
|Nice Kitchen Window block with the sunflower in the middle|
Lori has other blocks that you can purchase (they are residing on the Fat Quarter Shop web page). This person bought the pig block (it's not in the book) and made both block sizes of the pig. So very cute!!!!
|Momma pig and baby pig|
I should mention also, that the group doesn't have to make every block if they don't want to. Technically they could make a quilt out of ONE block. It's totally up to them. It's a bit of a design class as well as a block class. Heck - it's a get together sew along!!
This person has made the postage stamp block in two sizes - the big and the small as well as a small pinwheel. I believe she used a mini-charm pack for the larger size of the postage stamp block (using one of Lori Holt's fabric collections).
|Two different sizes of the postage stamp block|
|Nice color palette - not too bright, not too pastel!!!|
This person is making all large blocks and not sure where it's all going to end up. She made the Kitchen Window block on the left and didn't like it (????? - I love the color combination) and so she made the new block on the right using sashing!!! I love them both!!!
|Large Kitchen Window blocks - one even has window sashing!!!|
|Large pinwheel and postage stamp blocks - those blues are intense!!!|
|Look at that blue diamond|
|Wild coloring for the farm!|
|30's fabric - great idea!!!|
|Big and small blocks|
|Love that red border on the Kitchen Window block|
|Half square triangles from the newbie|
|Love the dots in the pinwheels!|
|There's a cat in the Kitchen Window|
|Very pretty and soft color palette|
Here's one more set of blocks. Notice the pinwheel block and the one beside is a variation of the pinwheel!! As well as the Kitchen Window. These blocks look like they are different sizes so that will be a challenge for the maker to put them together!
|Variations of the blocks and different size blocks|
Here are my two blocks that I completed. NO - I haven't had a chance to finish the postage stamp block as I was waiting to get scraps from cutting some of the others. Oh great - now the class will hate me for saying that!!!!!
I made one of the 12" blocks (the only one I plan to make) and two of the smaller blocks.
|My blocks using a single fabric collection|
Here are the homework blocks for this month! There are five blocks in total and YES - I made them all!!!!
|The homework blocks for February|
And now, I've posted the blocks before I sent the e-mail to the group with the homework. Oh well, sometimes, I'm ahead of the game and sometimes, I'm not!!!
Have a great day!!!!