I have been having fun … and not working on what I should be working on … but that’s what makes it fun, right? Sort of like skipping school and doing nothing – that’s fun, right? Well, I actually wouldn’t know about that, because I never skipped classes in highschool – except for one time … (That’s actually true, and it’s up to you if you believe me or not!)
I gave you a hint earlier this week when I posted a couple of photos of the Helen Godden Flower Power Quilt-a-long … Here is the finished project: Each block is about 7½” square. Lots of quilting!
This is a free project. Helen has a separate Youtube video for each block and shows you how to do the various techniques, with ease. Well, with a measure of ease! She does make it look super easy! I still have a long way to go, but I’m happy with the end project!
The project was done on an Island Batik neutral, the sashing, binding and back was an Island Batik fabric that I bought locally at a store that is now closed. I used black Aurifil thread (4-5 bobbins) and scraps of Hobbs 80/20 batting.
Helen’s instructions for finishing the quilt made it super easy. Each block was stitched individually (and coloured with Inktense pencils). Once the blocks were trimmed to size, I zig-zagged them together. Simple, eh? For the sashing, I took a 4″ piece of fabric and ironed some “Steam-a-seam” on it. Then it was cut into 4 – ½” strips and ironed in place. SEW SEW EASY! Then a co-ordinating Aurifil thread was used to stitch down the sashing. The backing was cut 1″ larger than the piece, folded over and viola! the binding was ready for the same stitching that I did on the sashing.
Here’s a close up of each of the individual blocks …
What do these things have in common?
You’ll have to wait until May 13 for the answer …
Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop
Did you visit the blogs this week?m There is a LOT of amazing Home Dec projects! Trust me, it’s well worth visiting them! I have the direct link to each blog post so that you don’t have to go searching for them. And some of the blogs are offering an opportunity for YOU to win fabric!
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Carolina Asmussen ~ Carolina Asmussen
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt
Megan Best ~ Best Quilter
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Be sure to enter Island Batik’s Rafflecopter to win Cascadia precuts! This collection was designed by Claudia Pfeil of Claudia Pfeil Designs. You could win both a 10″stack and 2½” strips. Each pre-cut comes with 2 of the 20 fabrics in the collection. It’s well worth entering – you never know if you will win! Here’s the link:
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation
- Muv / Free Motion Mavericks @ Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
- Andrée / Free Motion Mavericks @ Quilting & Learning – What a combo!
- Put your Foot Down @ For the Love of Geese
- TGIFF @ Pretty Piney
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Off the Wall Friday @ Creations – Quilts, Art, Whatever
- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting