Block 2, two fabrics, one same as the last block, one new (from the pull), same background (no this isn't the actual fabric I used it's bits of what I have left), right through the quilt. So, I hacked, I mean, precision cut a piece from two fabrics without measuring or guessing, and cut it up into squares, only I forgot I was cutting squares in a size range and just cut it up into pieces, but hey, it's improv so just go with it. The background as before just use as needed for filling. I had a great time piecing it, the rule I made was go fast, and I did.
Only thing was I forgot about taking pics for this one, so I can only show you the colours, shame.
Today it was different, I remembered the pics, (I know I said it, but I'm not crying)
Block 3, these are the fabrics, one from before, another new one from the pull, same background.
I added some more rules. Go fast, finish in 1 hour 15 minutes and I put a timer on. So I went for it, as fast as I could. Sewing machine? Pedal to the metal, it was hot, the faster I went, the faster I tried to go, and I don't just mean with the machine, I hacked bits off the filler fabric, stitched any together that would fit, then, new rule. No single pieces allowed, all single pieces have to be stitched to another piece, in five minutes. Oh yes I was buzzing, stitching and cutting like there was no tomorrow. Of course I was stopping to take the odd pic, but you know I have nothing to show,
until this one. I have a tabletop ironing board in my room and I WAS pressing as I went.
But the faster you go, the wonkier the seams get.
No, before you ask, I missed the deadline, with 2 seams to go, I was miffed, but I've let go of it now, just as I let go of the photos.
So here are the first three blocks, all different sizes and I had to add a big bit of leaf to the edge of Block 2 because the rules say I have to use up all the pieces I cut.
So, watcha think? Still like it? I had to add the brown of course because it's a bluebell wood and you can't have a wood without trees. Of course in Kate's world I can have anything I want........
Yes, I have made another one and no, you can't see it yet. Well, ok, just a peak
So......if you want to see Block 4 you will have to come back next week.
But, before I go I'm giving you fair warning. As you know I am in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, it starts 13th June, and I am Week 1, how scary is that, and I should be getting prepared and I'm talking to you. I will be joined by three lovely quilters from my hive, Miss-Bee Hivin', the button is on my sidebar, lovely isn't it?
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
Kate @ Smiles From Kate (me)
Miranda @ I Have Purple Hair
Holly @ Lighthouse Lane Designs
We will be joined by quilters from the other two hives, The Sewcial Network, and Hive Sewciety but I don't know which ones yet. I know there will be A LOT of giveaways.
I do hope you will follow along and visit as many new bloggers as you can, we have all been working very hard for this.
Personally, I am aiming to post every day that week although don't ask me about what, no it's not that it's a secret, although yes it will be, just that I haven't written them yet and only have some vague ideas just now.