Monday, December 17, 2007

quilt-a-long week 6


Welcome to week 6 of the quilt-a-long! Here are my first 6 blocks. (They are not sewn together.) I wanted to lay them out to see how they look, and I am thrilled with how pretty they look when they are together. I can't believe that I have waited this long to make a quilt with 30's fabrics...I'm loving them.

for this weeks block:

cut 8 squares 2" from your background fabric

cut 8 squares 3 1/2" from your background fabric

cut 8 squares 2" from a colored fabric

cut 4 squares 3.5" from a second colored fabric

layout as shown

sew together







and you have another block. (we're half done!)
happy quilting!

22 comments:

Anina said...

Lovely. I'm making it tomorrow morning.

Clair said...

Cool so far. ALMOST makes me want to make the quilt.

NanaK said...

This is a great one! I do have to make #5 first. Glad you began this quilt-a-long...I'm enjoying it.

Lissa Jane said...

YIPEEEEEE!!!! No triangles!!!!!

Can't wait to make this one.. nice and easy! Have made #5, but not put a pic on the blog..


Lissa

Kieny said...

Thanks, another great one. I'll start sewing as soon as I can.

Katie said...

oh, i love this amanda. it looks great! i may have to join in here.

Shelli said...

thanks so much, Amanda Jean! I have REALLY felt myself grow in this 6 week period, and I truly have you to thank.

This has been SO much fun.

And your fabric choices are really great - it looks great together.

I've made some fun choices, but each block is a different color scheme entirely, so it will be curious to see how I mesh them all together!

Oiyi said...

Ooohh..I like this one!

de vliegende koe said...

It realy looks great Amandajean! I’m glad I switched from my Moda summer in the city to the Beginnings fabrics from the 30’s! The new block looks great. Thanks again!

driftwood said...

oh I love this block!
and your colours too.

Donna said...

pretty! Been following along and thought of you when I saw this post with new stamps quilt squares (not sure if you're a stamper, but I thought it was worth passing on since you're a crafter for sure)

http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/12/playing-with-ne.html

Mama Urchin said...

Do I even need to mention that I'm not half done. Next week I'm catching up.

HobbyMommy said...

Looking great! I love 30's fabs, but haven't used them much. I'm afraid I'm behind again since I'm trying to finish Christmas presents up! I'll catch up after Christmas... How are your holidays coming?

Cindra said...

I love how clean your quilt looks. So bright and springy!

G'G'ma said...

Oh, no, I'm falling behind!! Maybe I'm not the only one this week before Christmas. Our family gathering is the 23rd so after that I can sew, sew, sew. Thanks for the great blocks.

Stefanie said...

So I am behind also, but the plan is to start with this weeks and work backwards until I catch up. And I am SO guilty of buying new prints for this! But I am trying to use the backgrounds I have. Fun to see it come together!

sulu-design said...

Your squares are looking lovely together - I love how you've used different colors throughout but how they all compliment each other so nicely.

Kim said...

Amanda Jean, thanks for the blocks , I finished mine a few minutes ago. Hope your family had a wonderful Christmas

Chara Michele said...

Your quilt blocks are looking lovely together AmandaJean! :)

debbiejune said...

I have finally caught up and am ready after a Christmas and New Year's football watching break.
This quilt is so much fun to do week by week.
Thanks

de vliegende koe said...

Thanks again Amandajean! This block looks fun and simple!

JoyB said...

I just started doing this project as I was sent a link via another member of your group. I love what you are doing and have done 5 blocks already today. I am plannig to spend my day tomorrow doing the other 4 so I am caught up. Do you mind adding my blog to your list? JoyB
http://1sexygramma.blogspot.com/