November 2010

Block Two – Layer Cake Quiltalong

This is block two for the Layer Cake Quiltalong being hosted by Konda at Moose on the Porch Quilts:

I am using “It’s a Hoot” by Momo for Moda.  It is a very colorful line of fabric (with lots of owls).  The two brown fabrics in this block looked like they had more contrast when I originally placed them side by side.  The brown polka dot is much darker than the floral, but the difference has disappeared now that they are in smaller pieces and sewn into the background.  Oh, well, I still like the block!
The directions for the block called for the use of half square triangle papers, but I used my new June Taylor half-square triangle ruler instead.  It is a very handy tool!  I will tell you more about it on Toolbox Thursday.

Next Set of Borders…

Here is the next set of borders for the Patchwork Posse Round Robin:
I just noticed that one of the blocks is in the wrong place! Guess I have a date with my seam ripper this afternoon. The top and bottom border was designed by Molly of Molly’s Cottage. The next designer will add a new border to the left and right of this group. It’s fun to see what everyone is doing with this project. If you would like to sew with us, click on over to the blog at Patchwork Posse.

Congratulations to Cricket’s Studio

The winner of Patchwork Posse’s round robin for last week, which was my border design, is Cricket’s Studio.  Here is a picture of her work:

Cute work, Cricket’s Studio.  The prize is five random fat quarters of “Bliss” by Moda, which is one of my favorite fabric lines right now.
I hope you have lots of fun sewing with your new fabrics.
Hop on over to Patchwork Posse and check out this rounds new border design….

Block One for the Layer Cake Quiltalong

The quiltalong has started and the first block is designed by Gene Black, an artist and quilter who lives in Northeast Alabama. He writes an art blog and journals about his quilting experiences at http://www.artbygene.blogspot/. You have to admire a guy who likes to quilt. His block is called “Alabama Spinner.”

So, here is my “Alabama Spinner” for the quiltalong….

Thanks for designing this fun block, Gene. It went together very quickly. An entire quilt out of this block would be awesome! 

Layer Cake Quilt-Along Begins Tomorrow!

Oil the machine, put in a new needle, put a new blade in the rotary cutter and get your layer cakes ready!
The layer cake quilt along starts tomorrow at
The instructions for the first block will be posted tomorrow.  Sew it up and post it on the group’s Flickr site at  Make your block and post it on the Flickr site by November 7th and be entered in a great giveaway!