Sunday, February 19, 2012

Craftsy CatchUp

Saturday, I was surfing online, I decided to take a closer look at the Craftsy Block of the Month It looks like a fun BOM and another great way to learn some new techniques and refresh on some others.  You will make a total of 20 blocks, over the next year.  I figure it will be a fun way to make another sampler quilt, and I've noticed a few other bloggers participating and I thought I would join in the fun. *wink*

I am trying hard to use up some of my stash....So I decided that I would use  Kona white as my background and my primary color Batik fat quarters.  I have them stashed in a drawer and seem to only use them as Eye Candy.  It will be a good thing to cut‘em up and put'em in a quilt top. I may have to make a trip to the fabric store and add just a couple more for variety, I'd like to add a red and a yellow.

It didn't take too long to catch up, since it's just February.   In fact I got the January blocks done last night.  These Blocks use the Slash & Sew Technique.  FUN and care free... I enjoyed trying two new blocks and a fun new Wonky block to consider for the Wonky Bee I am participating in... Not sure yet if this is the one, but it was fun to make the block.

January Blocks : Asterisk's Block & Wonky Pound Sign.

And I finished the February blocks today ;)  The technique we are practicing for February is Half Square Triangles (HST for short)  I liked both techniques she showed us and I thought it would be good to share a tip that I use when doing the Draw-A-Line technique. 

If you haven't added some 150 Grit Sandpaper to your sewing notions...You should...It's great to have when doing HST's.  Place the fabric on top and it doesn't shift at all when drawing the line on it.   Just a cheap-easy way to make life easier when doing a lot of HST's.  

Here's the February Blocks :  Balkan Puzzle Block & Chunky Chevron Block 

All Four together...they are super bright...unfortunately 
I may have to retake these pictures tomorrow during the day… 
The camera didn’t do them justice at this time of night L   

On a side note... I took Jasmine to the Dog park today so she could work off some energy.  Boy she played hard and then found this stick and wanted nothing to do with the other dogs...unless they were chasing her for the stick...This stick apparently was a very Tasty Stick *Giggle*  

Here she is after she got home from Park and had a bath to 
get all cleaned up... Think she burned off enough energy...
{at least for a couple hours...haha}

Till Next Time....


Lesley said...

Beautiful fabrics, beautiful projects, tired doggie! Have a great sewing day!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great looking blocks! I joined the craftsy bom too....but i still haven't gotten around to starting them yet. I do have the January instructions printed out that's gotta count for something...LOL

Cherry said...

Jasmine is so cute! She looks worn out, lol.
Your blocks are beautiful - love your fabric choices - I just watched the videos yesterday and they look easy and fun... but haven't decided what fabric to use... perhaps I'll look in my stash and cut some of those fabrics I love and can't decide what project they're worthy of, ha!