Thursday, May 14, 2015

Circling Geese and Constellation




Here are my 7 blocks so far of Arcadia Avenue. I'm truly enjoying making these blocks. I thought each block would take me longer. I've sort of devised a plan that works for me. Each block is made up of 12 wedges. I work on 3 wedges at a time. It usually takes a little over an hour to complete the 3 wedges. It takes 4 sessions to complete one block. Then all I have to do is put the block together!
(Easier said than done!) I'm actually getting better at sewing the wedges together and having the seams meet where they're supposed to meet to enhance the pattern.


Circling Geese is Block 6. This block was very easy to sew the wedges together. No seams had to meet.


Constellation is Block 7. As I made each wedge, I wasn't sure I was making it correctly. The pattern didn't really emerge until the wedges were sewn together. I really love this one. Then again, I love them all!

On to Block 8, also known as Boomerangs!! (Also working on other projects! Quilting can become an obsession!)




14 comments:

  1. Coming on a treat - love your latest Block 7.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm having a ball making these blocks!

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  2. All of them are so pretty individually, and as a group they are awesome!

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  3. Just beautiful work, Rosemary! I love them--you are definitely a "process"
    person. I was just thinking today about how much I like the "steps" of putting together...if I don't like the process--it's not for me--must come from loving to practice (process definitely) piano...hugs, can't wait to see them all Julierose

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    1. I think you're right! I like figuring out how to make something and sticking to it! I took piano for a long time. Maybe I get it from practice too!!

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  4. Love them, Rosemary - great sewing!!! Don't they look stunning laid out together?!

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    1. Thanks, Raewyn! I love how they look together too! I'm going to have to find background fabric at some point. I have no idea what I would like yet. Might take awhile!!

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  5. Now that is truly stunning...they look great and the colours enhance their striking appearance. Not sure I would have the patience for that.

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    1. Thanks, Karin! You would have enough patience! You can sew up some beautiful FMQ. You could do it!!

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  6. Striking. Love the vivid colors with the quilt designs.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie! I'm really enjoying this project. Every block is like a little surprise!

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  7. Those are all such amazing blocks! Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Colleen! It's so fun to make these blocks!

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