March News x 3

First, here’s the stack of quilts my group made for Ronald McDonald House:Donation Quilts

Second, here are some other projects along the way:

Improvisational Quilt Blocks

Gwen Marston Style Improvisational Blocks (made by me)

Group-block-2

One of the blocks from our group block swap (24 inches square!)

Jerri's start on a BIG Bonnie Hunter quilt

Jerri’s start on a BIG Bonnie Hunter quilt

improvised blocks

Improvised “slabs” for our next group block swap!

Finally, the March finish (as in, I am DONE with this one!)

Storm at Sea

Paper Piecing Gone WAY Wrong!

I bought this paper-piecing pattern for Storm at Sea in 2006 and cut the pieces over a (long) period of time with the intention of making it of scraps from other quilts.  What I FAILED to do was to make a sample block before cutting the whole thing!!!

I wanted to paper piece this design so the points would be perfect.  Instead, carefully piecing along the lines on the paper produced what you see above.  The pattern and paper went into the trash, and the thousands of pieces I cut will be re-purposed!

I almost always make a test block, and now I expect it will be always-always instead of almost-always 😉

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7 thoughts on “March News x 3

  1. Ooo hard lesson on those paper pieced cuttings. 😦 But otherwise, I love the improv log cabin blocks near the top, and the great 24″ block of squares and strips. What a great way to use all those 2.5″ squares. It’s really pretty and easy to imagine combining for a fresh (heavy) quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

      • I have one of her books as well, and plan to do something along the lines of her design sense one of these days. She is a great minimalist! Post when you try her techniques, I love many of the quilts done by her friends and students as well, as much as hers!

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