Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March Madness

Ok.  First things first, I finally got Hilary's Blocks out to her.  I had an issue with my machine's tension mid-month and had to take it into the shop, and it made me late.  Better late than never, though!  Here they are:
Traditional log cabin.  Totally fun.  I too, added a little bit from my stash to both.  I also wanted to do a wonky log cabin super bad, thus...

Wonks away!  

Hope you like them, Hilary.

Now, onto the March block.  I have a confession to make.  I really love Batik fabric.  I'm fascinated with the colors, and how they swirl together.  I also wanted to experiment with linen, linen blends, and cotton.  And I  didn't prewash.  I wanted it to be, frankly, a surprise when I washed the whole quilt,  what with the different shrinkage rates and junk.  This might bite me in the butt, and all the colors might run together and the fabrics might pull strangely.  Funky charm, right? Anyway, the blocks I want to make are called "Map of the States".  Here is the link to the tutorial:

This woman is amazing.  Her quilts are beautiful.  She has many, many tutorials that have helped me, in my quest to quilt.  Also, her free motion stitching is impeccable.   

I would like the blocks to 9.5" square.  Also, if it's not a problem, would you send back any decent scraps with the finished blocks?  That would be great.
I really hope you guys have fun with this, and I can't wait to see the finished blocks!

Packages, ready! (and sent!!)


  1. I love the look of that quilt also and look forward to playing with all sorts of fun fabrics!

  2. YAY! I wanted to try this! I am doing Elizabeth's paintbox quilt a long right now, and I love her stuff

  3. Barb, this looks like fun! I will have to find my freezer paper and drag it out lol!! Also, I received your package today. The batiks will be lovely done with this block! Did you want just one block or two?

  4. If you could do two, that would be awesome! I promise to do two for your month, as well.

  5. Got the blocks laid out and cut apart. Ready to sew together today. Can't wait to see how it turns out.