Monday, June 11, 2012

Block one of the Beginner Quilt Along Done!


I started my quilt along block with some bright orange and some cute animals.  You know me, I love my orange and it still makes my wife laugh (and she picked it out, so I think I should laugh at her).


My second block is much more down to earth and simple, some nice flag flowers (Don't ask me why we have flag flowers, I am still trying to figure that one out). It looks pretty good and not bright and flashy like my other block.


Last Tanya's block looks fantastic.  This is her first pieced 12 1/2 inch block that she has cut out, sewed, ironed and I did not do a thing (other then showed her how to iron to get the seams to match.)


Tanya won a $20 gift certificate during the last blog hop from http://www.amateurquilter.blogspot.com/ she used it towards the items above, and she also got some other fabric directly from him, pictured below.  Before your eyes pop out, no we did not get all of that for $20 bucks.  We used a coupon, a free shipping deal, and the gift certificate and put it towards 3 grab bags of various fabrics to boost our stash some.  Tanya says we ended up paying $30.




Lastly,  I did some work on my batik quilt. I am doing a 5x5 quilt blocks and I got my blocks done and started sewing sashings together for it.  I am doing a design that I whipped out in EQ7 with my wife.  I love to just sit down and throw some ideas together.  It is nice to see how much fabric is needed and a feel for how the design is going to play out. 

7 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well done on the beginner blocks - now I love that dragonfly fabric! I will watch this venture thru others as I am not a new quilter - so enjoy and excite.

Coral said...

I love that cloud material. It would be great for applique work as a sky background.

Tanya: Enjoy your machine, it's much quicker than handsewing - giggle! Have you been on the course? That helps familiarise you with the features.

the pegster said...

Your blocks look great!!! Your quilt is going to be fun and cute. I also joined this quilt along, I did my block in black and white designs.

Lisa Cox said...

Looking good!
I love the fabric choices y'all have made.
And I'm really loving the batik blocks!!!

Cherie said...

Great selection of fabrics there! =D

Teresa said...

Richard and Tanya, love the blocks, love the fabric, love it all! I definitely love the batik quilt you are making. I love red, but purple is my second favorite color. Tanya, great job on your block!

desertskyquilts said...

The blocks look great. You both did a great job. Congratulations on your first block, Tanya! Wow, you two really know how to stretch a certificate. I saw you won something else, too - mystery prize from England! I love, love LOVE those batik blocks!

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