The first went to craktpot (Teri) in the Bee White Black quilting group. Teri sent some great architectual fabric and a lovely one with a caged raven on it (LOVE this one) to be used in her block. I couldn't help but think: Steampunk! Our instructions were to avoid curves, circles and really wonky lines but use rectangles, squares and slightly off lines (like a pencil line that is hand drawn and went a little off). Think mild Gees Bend style. I have a hard time breaking out of straight lines for these type of quilt blocks, but I did make some deliberately slightly off.
|Not quite all straight lines--its a control thing.|
The second block went to Ursi (by niveas) in our Sew Buzzy group. She sent out some fabulous Tula Pink fabric and requested we make one of those Japanese + or X blocks. We used the tutorial from City Stitches. This one is very quick to cut and sew...unless you make the mistake I did, and sew the X parts in wrong and make an O instead! Oh well, nothing a little seam ripper time can't fix.
|This one makes a great scrappy block!|
What have you started off with in 2013?