16 August 2009

12.5"

These are for Wendy, the first of the Eurovision Bee to send out her fabrics and instructions. The blocks are supposed to be 12.5". Not easy. Practice makes perfect? She chose these pretty Denyse Schmidt fabrics from the Kathie Jump Rope line. There is a peek of DS soon to be released line here. Love these!

Next is a 12.5"and a 9.5" Double X for the Winter Wonderland stitchery / quilt I am working on. These are my first "snowflakes". I made them without paper-piecing, practicing my seem allowance. The dark half square triangles for the 9.5 block came as "bonus" squares from the bigger block. Thank you Bonnie, for good tips on how to do things.

Here are two of the 12.5" scrappy christmas blocks for this swap. The trick is to make the last row of strings a bit wider, and square the block up to a perfect 12.5".

These blocks are also 12.5" for the same swap, but in other colors. The last of my 12.5 block is a charity block for the lovely lady who organizes this swap.


So, I have had a bit of practice on the 12.5" blocks. And there will be more to come. We are 18 ladies in the Bee, so I am in for a new challenge or two each month for the next year! I look forward to see a lot of pretty quilts being made!

7 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

Hi Marit!

You really are a busy bee:-)

I just love your quilts and your blog! You have such a great eye for colour - and for those of you who only see Marit's quilts here: they look even better up close and personal!

Snakkes:-)
Nina Lise

True Blue Nana said...

Great snowman block. It is hard for me to think about Christmas this time of year.

Allie said...

What lovely blocks! I adore the first ones. Wow.

Sharon said...

All of your blocks came out great - you've been busy! But my favorites are the first ones. I love those designs and the fabrics!

belinda said...

...Everything is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Great swap blocks. I especially love the Denyse Schmidt ones. That's going to be one pretty quilt.

jaybird said...

the katie jump rope blocks are super cute!!