Fantastic news…I’ve completed the last block for Traditional Block Thursday by 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.
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!
I know it’s late, but I still made it…Happy Thursday! I have two different blocks to share with you today.
First, my Wonky Star for week 2, I like this star better than the first! More hot cocoa is a must and I’m now down to one colorway left from this print. I love the striped center; it reminds me of candy canes. The white star points are also fun as you can play a little bit of I-spy with the Christmas inspired prints. This star was easier to make as my background fabric was non-directional and I could sew my points on any side. I also angled my half square triangles higher to get more of a point, which I prefer 🙂 Super excited about completing this quilt for the holidays and getting some pictures of it with the Christmas tree!
For my second block, I completed Penny Rose Fabrics Traditional Block Thursday, Snowball. A super easy block to make! These were made with 6.5″ centers and 2.5″ corners. I went with a very scrappy look making each block unique with different backgrounds. I love how this block turned out, but I’m also kicking myself for making one snowball too small and having to create a new one. Measure twice, cut once!!! Ugh, the fabrics were perfect together and I only had scrap sizes to cut from. The second block is made from the same fabric as the first, but with the center and background fabrics switched, which is all I had left of these two fabrics. Owell, the smaller snowball can be a quilt label for another project.
I really love the colors and prints in this Snowball block. I’ve been waiting on the right block to showcase the Scotty Dog and Umbrella prints ❤ I also love the center where the four different background fabrics meet to create a colorful diamond shape.
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!
These blocks are starting to get intricate! The Pieced Star is such a beautiful design. You can find the tutorial on Penny Rose Fabrics blog for Traditional Block Thursday.
The Pieced Star uses both flying geese units and half square triangles and I really enjoyed the time I put into this block. The tutorial uses two shades, Tan and Cream. For my block, I started with a monochromatic approach using purple; however, I couldn’t resist the blue print with the pink flowers. I also love how the diamond print in the dark purple is replicated in the design of the half square triangles.