Blocks for Alexia I, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.
I am late with the August blocks for Alexia! So much going on around here with vacations and work and kids….but I finally got moving this week and had a lot of fun with Alexia’s fabrics!! I added some of my own fabrics too where I thought they might fit. I hope she likes the blocks and I can’t wait to see her finished quilt 🙂
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Posted in Sew (sewing, fabric, quilting), tagged Bee Modern, Claudia, Hello Betty, paperpieced, quilt block, quilting, quilting bee, Retro, string quilt, wonky log cabin on June 26, 2009|
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So it was Claudia’s turn this month 🙂 She chose Hello Betty Retro fabric (which I have had my eye on for months now). When I received her fabric package I was so psyched….a) Hello Betty Retro and b) no rules! (Not that rules are bad. I can’t promise when its my month that I won’t set some ground rules!! ) I’ve been really wanting to try some paper piecing as in this string quilt example, so I chose that to be my first block. I used up a LOT of the fabric she sent but I really wanted to do more than one block for her. I took what I had and made a wonky log cabinish block. I threw in some of my own fabrics here and there for some spice (as she told us was ok to do) and also to get to the desired 12.5″ by 12.5″ block. I think the paper piecing could be QUITE addictive!!! It looks so cool, and its fun to do! Hmmm, the wheels are turning…
Now if only I could choose what my next project will be. I just got some new fabrics from Fabricworm and am in the process of building my raqua (red/aqua) collection. Not sure what type of quilt arrangement will showcase this color theme best. Any suggestions? I have seen it done as a wonky log cabin (always a crowd pleaser) and as a mod sampler quilt…though I was thinking of trying something different….paperpieced string quilt? strip quilt? ????????
Well, now that my head is spinning with ideas, I’m going to get to it. G’night everyone 🙂
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