Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Quilt Around the World Block 2


! This is the second block that I have made, it is for another participants quilt who I do not think visits here. So I have called it block 2 so that I can keep track of them. There will be 23 all-in-all. I am worried that I am not going to have anywhere near enough fabric for this challenge as I do not actually have a very big stash. Due to the size of our house I tend to buy it and use it straight away! However, I do intend to have plenty of fun adding to my collection if that is what it will take!

I have added it to the first block which was sent to me. The lady did not say if she wanted the block unattached to hers so I have stitched it but it could be unpicked if she wanted to add bands to the quilt. I have requested this as my starter block is quite "fussy" and I would like to split up the other possible floral blocks with another fabric so that each individual blocks can be seen clearly and the skill and care fully shown off. I do not think that was the original intention and it was not mine until I had finished my first block and thought Mmmmm this may need some bands in amongst it!

I have just read on the flickr group that my next block may have been posted to me this afternoon, so I may need a fabric shop this week. I shall have fun adding to my fabric and I shall take Sophie with me. She is coming to my sewing club tomorrow night and wants to make her first basic quilt for her doll.

I shall also post about my first handmade garment in, well too damn long to tell you the truth plus a second one in the pipeline, crikey a habit tis forming perhaps. Or maybe just some of that rare commodity called TIME perhaps.

Off to finish a batch of marking.

xx

4 comments:

katelnorth said...

Actually, she does read here sometimes, but doesn't comment much... But that's ok - I am happy to see photos before the whole thing comes home. And although there's a lot to be said for sashing the blocks to help unify, etc, I decided to let mine be attached as was Sadie's original intent, because then there was a better chance I'd actually finish the quilt rather than have another set of blocks lying around!

Anyway, looks nice - I will look forward to seeing where it goes next and what happens...

Indigo Blue said...

Leaving out key names and places did not work did it? I even decided not to add the tell tale picture to the group flickr to keep it annoymous, oh well.

Chocolate Cat said...

I think its a lovely block you've added! Enjoy the fabric shopping , what a shame!!

summersadie said...

I'm with you. Stitching them together was the original intent, but after seeing how beautiful all the blocks were, I decided to add sashing. I want all the blocks to be able to stand out. I am still going to put them in the same order as they went along, but just with a little sash inbetween.

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