Friday, January 15, 2010

MMSB Blocks for January

Well it feels good to be at it again! Things get so hectic over the holidays that it becomes impossible to get in any creative time. So with the new year, comes new enthusiasm!!!

Here are the completed blocks for Sarah for Mish Mash Stash Bash.

She requested word blocks (based on this tutorial here), and double hourglass blocks for her future picnic blanket. So after working a night shift and a short nap, I figured I'd give it a try.

My first attempt at letters:

Not too bad, but also not wonky enough.

Next I tried a double hour glass (following this tutorial). It turned out very pretty; however, 1/4" too small!!! At this point I was thinking I should wait to quilt till I have more than 3 hours sleep.


So my second attempt:


Much better!!!!

And this double hourglass....


That's right! It's 6.5", just the way Sarah wanted it! I can't wait to see these all put together. Check out MMSB link here to see all our groups lovely blocks!
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3 comments:

Kirsten January 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

Love the pillows new home, what a great spot to read. I am wanting to try your bento box pillow which is what brought me to your blog . . . what fun to see the pillow I made for you in its lovely new spot! So happy you like it!

Sarah A January 21, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

Can't wait to see the blocks IRL, they look gorg. :)

Aunt Spicy January 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

Your letters are fabulous...I have not tried letters, but I am thinking of trying houses...once I get through my current to-do list!

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