TBT – Weather Vane

Happy Thursday!

Fantastic news…I’ve completed the last block for Traditional Block Thursday strip stick ironing warmerby Penny Rose Fabrics! The Weather Vane is such a beautiful block and I really enjoyed following this last tutorial. I can imagine beautiful designs with solids or scrappy fussy cuts for an entire quilt made with weather vane blocks. Piecing was a breeze and found that flying geese is probably my most favorite method. Half square triangles…not so much, (haha) but I’ve mastered the skill in creating and trimming them to size. For this block, I used a sweet blue print with school children playing and paired it with a fun red floral print. For the neutral, I went outside of the reproduction prints and used Moda Grunge Winter White.

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The Quilt Construction is also available on the blog! With all of my holiday sewing I probably won’t get to putting this quilt together until after Christmas. I also need to visit the fabric shop and buy reproduction fabric for my borders, backing, and binding. That should make for a fun fabric shopping trip!

I really learned a lot with this quilt along and feel I have improved my skill set and technique. Many of the piecing methods were completely new to me as I’ve only been sewing for 2 years. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. Before, I thought that I would re-do some of the blocks I was unhappy with, but instead I will proudly show them in my quilt so I can see the progress I made 🙂

Stay tuned and thanks again for following along!

Wonky Star Catch Up

I’m behind! 2 Wonky Stars, 1 TBT block, and some gifting mug-rugs are on my list this weekend. For now, I’m caught up with the Wonky Stars. These two blocks turned out great! My favorite is the green star on white, mostly because of the cute red cardinal that I managed to keep below the seam 🙂

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This week I made my fourth wonky star! I really love this block because the white points really pop against the red background. The ornament print squares are designed by Deb Strain from the Ho! Ho! Ho! line for Moda Fabrics. The colors are saturated, bright, and so cheerful! They pair nicely with Kate Spain’s wintery mitten prints 🙂 My star point placement is perfection this round…it’s taken me practice to get good placement for larger, wonky points. With such busy prints, I think larger points look better as the smaller ones from my previous blocks get a little lost. Placed my four blocks together to get the bigger picture and I love it! Thinking a lime green, maybe Moda Grunge, sashing will be the right touch to this Christmas quilt. Do you see the white snowflake print on the white points?

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