Saturday, November 9, 2013

Block Play

My burnout on quilting seems to be continuing. I just can't seem to get interested in anything. I have been in the sewing room putzing around with a few things. I drew out an appliqué willow tree block and made a couple of those.

I have also always liked a red and white school house block quilt, but the Y seam piecing was just not appealing. So I played around with making an appliqué school house block.

Still not interested in making a whole quilt out of either of these.

I have been working on the Freelove Hazard sampler, but cross stitches over one thread on 25 count linen can only be done for short amounts of time.

I was looking through some blogs and came upon Patchwork of the Crosses blocks. This quilt is by English novelist Lucy Boston. It is done with English paper piecing. I drafted a 90 degree hexagon and started playing around.

These blocks have endless possibilities and are enhanced with fussy cutting.

This fabric was in a group of 6 inch blocks that I won in a give away by Kathie H over at Inspired By Antique Quilts.

I don't know that I have the fabric stash to pull off this quilt, but it has been fun to play with. Maybe this will be the one to get me back in the quilting mood.

Happy Stitching,