Friday, August 1, 2014

Fresh Sewing Day

Where June had lots of smaller projects, July had zilch. There were the requisite bee blocks and a couple of charity blocks . . .

. . . and a tutorial! It's always a treat to add a new tutorial to the tab above, and last month it was for Big Batch HSTs. This method of making 18 HSTs at a time really pared down the time it took to make 150+ HSTs for my current Spiraled quilt, which is still a w.i.p. on the design wall.
HSTs 18 mosaic

Then there were 3 quilt finishes:
2¢ Stamp, which took a major sidetrack mid-construction, but I was really pleased with how it ended up, especially with the grid quilting echoing the patchwork squares.
2¢ Stamp Quilt

Rectangles In Rotation, my entry in the MQG Fabric Challenge.
Rectangles In Rotation

And version 2.0 of The Postcard Quilt became Duo, about 2 1/2 times larger than version 1.0.
DUO :: A Postcard Quilt
So that's what I managed to accomplish for July. I'm kind of struggling with the sew-jo heading into August, so hoping I feel it soon!

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Postcards Keep Coming

Here's a couple more postcard quilts to show off, plus a really clever adaptation of the pattern!

First up is this sweet thing by Tiffany/t.anne. I love the 'postmark' quilted up in the corner, as well as those wavy lines between the blocks that are reminiscent of curvy postcard edges.

Lynne/pieceful1 made this one, and I really like her simple palette. Read more about her quilt on her blog, pieceful.

And lastly for today, M-R Charbonneau (Quilt Matters) made the postcard block her own by making these darling postcard coasters. Find out more at Quilt Matters.
Postcard Coasters - Bundle 1

I know there are more fun postcard projects in the works, so stay tuned!
If you feel like joining in, here's the block patternThe Postcard Quilt Along flickr group, and #thepostcardquiltalong hashtag!