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Week 11 Roundup

Week 11 Roundup

33 blocks finished now out of 48! That means five more weeks in the Quilt Along.

I don't know about anyone else, but the later chapters in the book are my favorite. I feel like at this point in the book you've learned the basics of fussy cutting and you're able to mix up the techniques to make each block super special! I thought this week I could feature a few blocks that combine different techniques from earlier in the book. 


Block 31: Large Scale One Way Prints

 Here  @hello.erikabea  used techniques from Block 4 and Block 16 (matching backgrounds and borders and Border Motifs) to maintain the directionality in the ocean border. She also used the technique from Block 2 (directionality in HSTs) to match the directionality in her half square triangle cornerstones.

Here @hello.erikabea used techniques from Block 4 and Block 16 (matching backgrounds and borders and Border Motifs) to maintain the directionality in the ocean border. She also used the technique from Block 2 (directionality in HSTs) to match the directionality in her half square triangle cornerstones.


Block 32: Four-Way Prints

  @erinrowleydesigns   used the lessons from Block 12 to fussy cut her QST units perfectly, plus a take on the Block 2 directionality lesson to keep both her stripes and her ocean flowing a single direction. Four-way prints can be super difficult to use successfully, but by rotating her sunbathing ladies, she also creates a great sense of movement in the block, which sets apart her center piece!

@erinrowleydesigns  used the lessons from Block 12 to fussy cut her QST units perfectly, plus a take on the Block 2 directionality lesson to keep both her stripes and her ocean flowing a single direction. Four-way prints can be super difficult to use successfully, but by rotating her sunbathing ladies, she also creates a great sense of movement in the block, which sets apart her center piece!


Block 33: Cutting Basics for Geometrics

 Beyond the standard lesson for cutting geometrics (block, 33),  @julstreasures  also picked fabrics with a theme (technically something that we don't fully talk about until block 41, but quilters totally gravitate to this!), and used Block 2 (fussy cutting HSTs) to showcase all her focal fabrics.

Beyond the standard lesson for cutting geometrics (block, 33), @julstreasures also picked fabrics with a theme (technically something that we don't fully talk about until block 41, but quilters totally gravitate to this!), and used Block 2 (fussy cutting HSTs) to showcase all her focal fabrics.


I'm excited for the geometrics chapter to be over (next week) so we can get on to my favorite FAVORITE blocks in the whole book. :) Happy Sewing, everyone. 

Week 12 Roundup

Week 12 Roundup

Week 10 Roundup

Week 10 Roundup