Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Working on a quilt top and more blocks

So my April challenge for the Lazy Bums is to make a quilt top for my son with blocks I received a few years ago (about 2013...) from various swaps and bees (to be honest this has been on my to-do list for a while actually)
and I had even devised a plan using sashing around each blocks and made a start last year but didn't go very far.

So I got my pile of blocks out at the week-end and of course I had been clever enough not to keep my scribbles that were my plan with the blocks and fabric so I have now idea where it has disappeared! And I decided that the best thing to do was to lay out the blocks and start again. I had 25 blocks altogether that I collected but decided that it wouldn't be enough, ideally I needed 30.
I found another 3 that I had made for other purposes but that hadn't been used yet and were the right colour scheme but slightly smaller, a tiny border and I could throw them into the mix and was left with 2 holes to fill!
Easy to add 2 blocks and because I had no particular ideas of each blocks to make, I decided to enlarge the last 2 6' blocks from the 365 Quilt Challenge, making little sister and big brother combinations and using some of my son favorite themes. I love to see how different the blocks look using different fabrics!

And a day or so later, I had a quilt top (and I must admit, I love how it has turned out)
- nearly it just needs its borders now (but I have a couple of days left until the end of the month)!
And in addition to these blocks, I have made more for the 365 Quilt Challenge, keeping up with the daily assignment! 3 more 3' blocks and 2 more 6' blocks

I also finished my 2 flowers for the Inchy Hexie Swaps in reproduction fabric

And I made block 7 for the Modern HST sampler, one more to catch up with before the next one is released!

More blocks in production of course, including some bee blocks that I am hoping to send out very soon!
That takes my total of blocks this month to 40 blocks so far!

Linking to Building Blocks TuesdayLet's Bee SocialNeedle and Thread Thursday.


  1. Wow - you have a lot going on there! Love the blue and green one, as well as the modern sampler block.

  2. Great blocks! I especially love the mix of the blues with the low volume/writing prints.

  3. I love the colour combination in the sampler quilt, it will be very calm and restful.

  4. Oh wow, what a great progress this month. Love your quilt top, wonderful colors.

  5. Love the blues and greens together! I love a good sampler quilt!


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