It's time for show and share!!! I'm really, really going to try and be better at posting homework pictures. It'll be my goal to at least post them PRIOR to the next class.
As I was editing the pictures this morning, all I could think what that this group is having way too much fun making these blocks. The patterns are very cute - all of them! And I want to make a quilt with each block! Given the fact that there are two sizes for each block, some extra blocks that you can buy and make and well - it all leads up to fun and more fun!!!
I'm already starting to think what we can do for next year! Can you believe that? Do we want one big quilt? Lots of little blocks? Hmm - suggestions anyone??
There are a LOT of pictures today, so let's get started.
Here's the book that we're using in case you're not familiar with it.
|Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt|
Susan made these very cool design boards. I saw her Instagram post and asked her to bring them in to share with the rest of the class. Since they were designed/made by Lori Holt, it all fit with our theme. You can buy ready made ones from Lori Holt (Fat Quarter Shop) or you can make them yourself. They are so fun. I've bought three sheets of Foam Core to make them and I had better get myself in gear to make them before our next class. If you want to make your own, check out this video link.
I'm not going to remember whose blocks are whose so I'm not going to mention names. I'll screw it up and forget someone and I don't want to do that.
The cat block is an extra that you can purchase on Fat Quarter Shop website. She made two cats so they are looking at each other. And the flying geese block.
|Two cats and the flying geese block|
See how nice the blocks look on the project boards?? Much nicer than when I just used pins to jab the blocks to the foam core! I love the fussy cut barn in the block below.
|Fussy cut barn block|
Or you can put a four patch in the center of the block as per the original pattern.
|Or you can piece the center|
As mentioned, the blocks come in two different sizes. The class is making a mix of sizes. Some are only focused on the 6" blocks, others only on the 12 inch or any combination thereof.
I think we all agree that this block was one of our favorites and we could all see a quilt made using just this one block.
|A nice easy star block|
There is the gingham block. This would also be cool to see an entire quilt made with this fabric. You could make the squares much larger. Make it into a picnic quilt with a big appliqued ant on it!
And here's something very exciting about these blocks. It's a wee bit difficult to see in the pictures, but almost every block that day was immaculately pressed and the seams twirled where possible.
I love the yellow block. It reminds me of bees!!! What was funny was that all her blocks had dotted material in it. That's super cute!!!
|Blocks with dots!|
|Great star block|
|Paper pieced flying geese|
I said I won't mention names, but how could we forget whose blocks these are? Karen (oops) is always on her own agenda! I love it - she is making house blocks.
More small blocks. Love the fussy cut bird in the center of that one and look at the heart in the center of the churn dash block. Love them!!!!
|Neat centers in these blocks|
Here's another fussy cut block with the butterfly in the center and butterflies in the purple. Amazing how all these blocks can have a different look from each other even when it's the same block.
|Fussy cut block center|
And for a totally different take, here's black and white. Imagine that with a few pops of color in the quilt? Oh yes - love it!!!
|Black and white block|
My favorite star. I'm not sure if we saw this in the class, but oops - there's a wee mistake here. Hey - repeat on all four sides and there's a new block!!!
|A wee oops to fix|
One more of the gingham block. It's really interesting to see how all these blocks turned out using the light, medium, and dark fabrics.
Here's another flying geese block made of solids with the center seam. It sure looks different from the paper pieced one earlier!
|Flying geese blocks|
The five homework blocks for the month. In 30s fabrics. Looking great!!!
|Five homework blocks in 30's|
|Extra blocks - the pie and the cow|
Another complete set of the homework blocks. Oh - we have another oopsy in this one. I love it. I don't know how many times, I can sew a block, press the block and it's only when it's on the wall that I realize that I goofed!!! These aren't mine, but I've been there!!!
|An extra block from The Spelling Bee book|
|Nice fresh look blocks|
|Another full set of homework blocks|
|Solids and patterned fabrics|
|Fun block with bright colors|
|Little and big churn dash|
|Little and big|
|Little and big pinwheel|
|Little and big postage stamp|
|Love the orange/green combo|
Here's a picture of my blocks for this month.
|My homework blocks|
Here's a picture of the homework blocks for the coming month. I just love them all and I love the fabric collection that I chose.
|Blocks assigned for April show n tell|
We had some other show n tell as well.Vera made a couple of small wall hangings for Easter gifts. She used a row of embroidery stitches around the edges of this first one to help the cross pop off the background.
|Easter wall hanging - version 1|
|Easter wall hanging - version 2|
|Easter wall hanging - version 3|
|Karen's version of Farm Girl Vintage|
We know Karen is always doing her own thing, but she did bring in a quilt that she finished that was done according to the pattern. This was obviously the old version of Karen that made this quilt. The new Karen wouldn't think of conforming to a pattern!!! I do believe it was a ThimbleBerries block of the month.
|Karen's Thimbleberries quilt - made just like the pattern|
We had a guest in the class. Linda was also in the first class I ran of Farm Girl Vintage. Linda sometimes - well, let's just say that she likes to re-engineer everything. But Linda needed a quilt in a hurry so she took her Farm Girl Vintage blocks and made the center and used some of the larger blocks (notice the sunflower in the bottom left corner) for the border. I love it and very proud of you Linda - for getting that top together!!!
|linda's version of Farm Girl Vintage|
Phew - that was a lot!!!! They are a very prolific group and I just love how much fun we're all having in the class. When summer hits, they'll have to be thinking a wee bit more seriously about how they're going to assemble all those blocks. But for now, we'll let them have fun!!!
On that note, I'm almost finished the top for my challenge. It's very much improv and yet it isn't. There's no pattern, just random thoughts that seem to solidify as the piece is being put together. I love it. Will it win a prize? Nope - but I hope someone will bid on it and hang it in their studio. It's a happy quilt. At least I think so!!!
Have a super day!!!