Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunday Sewing ~ sampler quilt

How is your weekend? We have had a glimpse of spring here - yay!
I spent a few happy hours on the sofa watching dvd's and hand stitching a few blocks for my sampler quilt to be.
I made two granny squares.


Weekend sewing - Granny Square
  I drew the block in Photoshop rather than follow the tutorial, because I wanted my blocks to finish at 6". I simply traced the squares and triangles on some freezer paper added seam allowances and hand stitched them together. 
Weekend sewing - Granny Square
There is no real reason for hand stitching them other than I felt like it!

My sampler of course needs a + & x block, I followed the same method as with the granny squares to make a 6" block. I find it easier to just make templates for these blocks than doing the maths.

Weekend sewing - + & x

And I made two cute little house blocks following Kerry's latest tutorial, machine pieced this time. After working through several blocks from Patchwork 318 those y seams do not scare me much anymore so I chose the version that included them. But Kerry has made templates for piecing the block without y seams and foundation paper piecing as well - she is kind like that!


Kerry's mini house
They finish at only 4" isn't that sweet?! I am not sure if they will end up in the sampler because they are a different size but for now they are included. I can imagine a whole quilt of these would be fab! You can find the free pattern for this block on Kerry's blog here

So feeling that I had been rather productive I spread all my precious blocks out on the floor in happy anticipation of seeing the quilt grow.
Sampler quilt my blocks so far
The house blocks were made for me by Ayumi, Kerry and Charise in Patchwork 318 the bee.

  Well, the amount of blocks may not be that impressive but they sure are pretty together don't you think?

Did you sew anything good this weekend?

x Leila

19 comments:

  1. Oh, Leila! Your sampler is looking good! The little 4 inch houses, oh my, they are adorable!

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  2. Oooh, love your sampler collection so far, it's looking fab!

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  3. such a cute sampler, like it very very much!!!

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  4. This is going to be the sweetest quit ever!

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  5. Those granny squares are gorgeous and the houses are super cute.

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  6. So so sweet! Do you want me to send you a 6 inch house?

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  7. They look amazing together!

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  8. This is going to be such a fabulous quilt! Very inspiring :)

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  9. Leila, so cute!. i just want to thank you so much for the gorgeous leaf key fob pattern that i won on Penny's blog. I love the patten and look forward to using it soon. regards jules.

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  10. All gorgeous! All totally impressive x

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  11. These are so lovely and this will be one fabulous quilt!

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  12. This is so beautiful together! I love them all. Can't wait to see it grow .

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  13. Love the blocks!! I've seen sooo many granny squares and the Japanese X blocks have been creeping into the radar
    I've been very productive this weekend. Finishing up my quilt. Then today I was at the ironing board cutting fabric squares-3" and 2.5" to make some granny squares and 16 patch squares...all I need now is to see if I have any white fabric and cut that too. It's most likely that I don't...a shopping trip is in order =D

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  14. They look lovely all out together!

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  15. so sweet leila, what a great collection!

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  16. Hi Leila, I just discovered your blog via etsy and it's perfectly lovely! Since you ask...yes I have been sewing a lot these past days too...little tote bags for Easter (some are already up on my blog, some are still waiting for a sunny day to get their photos taken :)!)
    Can't believe those squares are so small, they are so sweet. Your quilt is off to a gorgeous start!
    xo Karen

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  17. Different style and shape fabrics designs look so beautiful.It look so wonderful.Thanx to share with us this kind of designs.

    scooter

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