Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Arcadia Avenue, Block 1


I did it! I finished Fly Away, Block 1, of Arcadia Avenue by Sassafras Lane Designs. I chose 12 different solid fabrics. I love that the block looks like a kaleidoscope! Each block in the series is made up of 12 wedges. It's obviously paper pieced. (Thank goodness!!) Each hexagonal block should measure 18 inches tall when finished.

 
I started by sewing each wedge into pairs.
 
 
  
I made sure I lined up all my colors properly. This pattern is actually a book that includes all the information and foundations needed to make the entire quilt. There are 12 blocks in this quilt.
 
 
Here's one half sewn together.
 

Here are the two halves just waiting to be sewn together!

 
Block is done!! It took a while to sew the block together. I tried following their directions to decrease the bulk in the center of the block. It's a bit thick there but not as bad as I thought. I'm hoping sewing the blocks together will get easier as I keep at it.
 
I've already started Block 2, Peacock Feathers. This quilt is addicting! So fun!!
 




12 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Beautiful blending of colors..WOW! hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I can't take credit for it. The paper piecing is easy to follow. It's loads of fun!

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  2. Awesome block!!! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  3. Awesome block! I love the dimensional look of it, and your color choices are wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it because that means there will be more in the future!

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  4. WOW! An interesting block. Love the way it looks and the colors you have chosen.

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    1. Thank you, Astrid! I basically chose the same colors the sample quilt used. I really love how the solids look together.

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  5. Rosemary very, very nice! I would like to see all blocks. Happy Quilting.

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    1. Thanks! I have 11 more blocks to make so you will definitely see more!

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  6. Wow this is beautiful! I look forward to seeing the rest of the blocks as well - what fun!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm halfway done the second block. Can't wait to do more!

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