Monday, November 10, 2008

SewConnected | November


November was SewHelpMe's month in our SewConnected group. She sent a beautiful selection of fabrics (above) that featured a few pieces from the Sand & Surf line along with some fabrics that she selected to coordinate. She was very nervous about the fabric selection, but the blocks that have been made so far have been amazing and I think it will be a gorgeous quilt.

Here is the first block I made. I didn't have much of a plan when I started cutting, except that I wanted to feature the medallions and had the idea of seeing them as if through windows. I've really been exploring making quilt blocks of my own design in this swap, as opposed to the Craftster swap where I largely worked from more traditional block patterns. I loved working with these fabrics and I'm really happy with how this block turned out.

I was having such a great time and had enough fabric, so I decided to make a bonus block. Again, no pattern ... just the idea of highlighting these smaller medallions in a checkerboard design. I love the punch of the coral-colored fabric, and the graphic print on the left side ties all of the colors together.

I'm getting ready to send out a few swap minis this week ... pics to come soon, with any luck!

15 comments:

  1. These came out wonderfully! Love what you are doing without relying on a pattern.:)

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  2. I really like the windowpane block. Lovely colors, too!

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  3. I love both blocks. Love the out of the box look of them. Awesome! I'm going to file this idea away for later.

    Jen :)

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  4. I probably wouldn't have put those fabrics together, but they work beautifully, and I love the window block you made!

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  5. they both look great. I am so excited for sewconnected2!!!

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  6. LOVE the blocks. Especially the first one. Great job.

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  7. I love your blocks, especially that first one! The colors are so warm and calming.

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  8. Hi John. You've been busy making blocks. Great designs. It's fun to create isn't it? Well, take care. I've been cooking and freezing for Thanksgiving so that I won't get stuck in the kitchen this year...LOL.

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  9. love the fabrics you've used. fabulous blocks!

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  10. Very nice blocks - I really love the fabrics - she did a great job coordinating them!

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  11. Hello, I just stumbled on your blog!

    Those fabrics are beautiful and I love your blocks! The first one is my favorite!

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  12. those blocks are beautiful, i always admire someone elses bravery in cutting fabric with no plan...it always turns out great and modern too.

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  13. Really beautiful patterns, each for it self. And the outcome, too, is very nice.

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