Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Block of the fortnight

That's a new name isn't it - Block of the fortnight.  Well that's what this quilt is. Each fortnight a shop called Little Quilts in USA releases two more patterns for the Women of the Bible quilt.

We're just about half way through the quilt now and I'm pleased with how mine is turning out.  I've chosen to use Denyse Schmidt fabrics that I purchased at Spotlight NZ. I've added in a few complementary fabrics that I had at home, but I'm trying to keep it blue and pink (with a touch of green now and then).




I've decided that rather than hauling all my fabrics out every fortnight just to make 2 blocks, I'll save up the patterns for 3 fortnights and make 6 blocks all at once.  Here's what it looks like with the first 20 blocks made. Some are 15" blocks, others are just 10" blocks. This isn't the final placement, it's just to get them all in one shot.

Here are the new blocks I made this weekend - blocks 15 to 20.










Most of these designs are new to me, and there's often more than one way to piece them.  I tend to cut my squares bigger than the pattern for the HSTs and them trim them up.  Some of my first blocks don't have much of a seam allowance on them!

Unfortunately Little Quilts won't let anyone else join this program at the moments. they have said that they will sell the patterns on a CD at the end of the program for USD 10, so if you're desperate to do it, you will have to wait until mid year and then get the patterns.

11 comments:

Quiltineering said...

They're looking great! I'm especially a fan of the pink log cabin-y looking one!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you stay so busy - the blocks are wonderful to see.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Your blocks look really nice together. Your trademark bright colors are nesting together well, and the splashes of green are lovely.

magistra said...

I really like the materials and colors you have used in your blocks! Beth

Julie said...

These blocks are looking great, I think the pink ones are my favourites. Will you keep this quilt?

Ruth said...

I agree with Julie the pink ones are my faves too! I am working on a jewel toned project and it reminds me of your colour palette!

Her Indoors said...

The first photo really makes me smile. What gorgeous fabrics you have chosen.

Carol Q said...

ooh, I bet they're fun to make Wendy. the quilts going to be a stunner too.

Bees Knees Granny said...

Wow! I could see an entire quilt made out if the pink and plaid blocks.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

This is coming along nicely! Lots of colour!
Does the USA shop use the word 'fortnight'? I thought they found the word quaint and archaic. (As an American girlfriend once explained to me, 'a little bit Jane Austen-ish'.)

Deb said...

Enjoyed seeing all your blocks. Same here...some new designs for me, too. I do especially like the log cabin block. I am wondering how the blocks apply to Women of the Bible... are each of them named after women? I'll look forward to seeing more.