Friday 18 April 2014

God påske / Happy Easter

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Park Bench - Block 8: Stoll

The final block is Stroll and I just love this one! Notice the similarities to block 7? The only difference is the strip pieced diamond for the star.

And I just love how it makes the star look kind if swirly like a whirly-gig and at the same time has retained it's "star quality". Almost a shame there's only one of this block is required for the quilt ;-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Monday 14 April 2014

Park Bench - Block 3: Hopscotch...again.. and again!

Seeing the blocks for my Park Bench quilt coming together I have become less and less happy with how my Hopscotch blocks turned out. Remember my previous ones? The contrast isn't all that good, and the stripe fabric makes the blocks look messy. For my second attempt I included a pale pink polkadot and scrappy reds. While these blocks have a cleaner look, the star points are lost and it kind of look like some sort of hexie flower. AND that pink really clashes with all the other fabrics I have used. It didn't look too bad when I auditioned the fabric, but once I put these next to the other blocks it looks flat and out of place

Soooo... I decided to do a third version... And this one I'm quite happy with. However Hopscotch will probably never be my favorite block :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 13 April 2014

Park Bench - Block 7: First Date

Starting to see the finish line with the blocks for Park Bench, only one block to go. These First Date blocks were lots of fun to do! There's quite a lot of piecing - 42 pieces pr block - and they came together so smoothly!

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Friday 11 April 2014

Park Bench - Blocks 5: Festival and 6: Card Game

I have made a little bit more progress on my Park Bench quilt. These are probably my favorite blocks in the quilt. A lot of piecing and also some frogstitching to get the placement right on the Festival block, love how the triangles intertwine on it.

The Card Game block came together really smoothly, and I just love the look of it! Feeling my fingers itch to make more of these blocks. This is the same block that's in Jaybird Quilts Night Sky quilt... hmmmm... thinking here ;-)

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Sunday 6 April 2014

Park Bench - Block 4: Sing-along

Sing-along i the fourth block in Jaybird Quilts' Park Bench. Each of them have 48 pieces in it - 30 triangles, 12 diamonds and 6 jewels - a fun block to make, but all those pieces took quite a lot of time to cut. Happy I have the ruler set for this quilt, using the templates in the book would probably have been even more time consuming.

While I was cutting the pieces for Sing-along, I took the time to cut some more pieces. The setting diamonds between the hexagon blocks are all pieced from triangles and half hexagons which would be perfect to use for leaders and enders while piecing the blocks and at the same time make faster progress on the quilt top.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday 5 April 2014

Park Bench - Block 3: Hopscotch

Remember playing hopscotch as a child? Block 3 of Jaybird Quilts' Park Bench is named Hopscotch and it kind of reminds me of one of the patterns which we used to play as kids

I remember we played lots on different layouts; there were permanent ones painted on the asfalt in the school yard, and whenever we were out of school and had a piece of chalk available we would draw one.

The six blocks so far layed out together - sorry the lighting is bad

 - having fun with these :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida