I got block A-1 done tonight. I did take Brenda's tip and sewed 4 - 4 patchs then joined them together. It did work out nicely.
A picture of this block is posted at my profile.
Block 2 looks a little more difficult, I think I will wait until tomorrow night to start it.
DogQuilter - I love your Convergance quilt and it does look like fall.
You all need to check out MargaritaW's quilts.... each is very lovely, but my favorite is the Hawaiian.
Oh my goodness! I just figured out how to put MY blocks in the program on the My Blocks Chart. So excited! It is so worth the many steps to get them in there. It looks so cute to see my quilt grow.
Ok.... I know it is tiny and I have 4/240 ths done!
Congratulations!! I haven't worked out the details of how to set my quilt blocks in. I know you are supposed to be able to actually scan them and place them in the grid for your own quilt. The CD is so well worth the expense, no doubt.
I emailed Sarah about sashings... is it the background fabs we already have or more later or ?
I found the journal on the CD and will print out some pages. As long as I put the instructions each month (with my added notes) in a binder, I might as well put the journal there too. I already keep a journal in my sewing room so this won't be a new problem.
I just ordered a Moda mini bolt (10 yards) from Hancocks of Paduach. Actually I ordered two, one white muslin and one natural muslin. I will probably order another once I decide which I like. White might be to bright but could be calmed down with a rince. I do want my background to be all the same fabric. As far as sashing, a friend ued the 'quilt as you go' method doing a row at a time. Maybe more info will arrive with the next kit as we should get the fabrics for the rest of row A. I can look up book titles containing that method if anyone is interested. I also think it was in a magazine sometime in 2007, but I don't remember which magazine or exactly which month. Maybe someone else can remember. Working on Guild Show quilts until my background arrives... See you all, have a good week.
I have been a DJ 'lurker' for quite a while, waiting for my first BOM to arrive. Now that it has I am FREAKED out!! Because I have a Mac I will be tracing the blocks from the book. The fabrics from Stitchin Heaven are lovely, but I am going to make some trial blocks from my stash first.
Like my friend Sister Elsie used to say "If there were 2 doors, one marked "Heaven" and the other marked "Seminar on Heaven" we would go to the seminar. The trial blocks can be made into a baby quilt I need to have ready by the end of May.
Thank goodness there is a lot of info on the web and many pages of great tips for each block and triangle. I will need a lot of help I am in over my head. Sally in Torrance
You know, I used freezer paper once to make templates for a quilt. I only used one peice though and ironed onto the fabric, and when I peiced the blocks they did not work out right. I thought something was wrong with my seams or something. Now I know what happened!!! As we say around here I never would have thunk it Thanks for the tip and I will keep that in mind next time.