I got a good start this weekend on new projects. I had been working on the Swoon quilt for 5 weeks straight – it was time to change things up!
I completed the “two” blocks from my 2013 DM BOM project.
Here’s the completed block, a cute basket block designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts.
As I mentioned on my last post, I am going to make two blocks each month. If I don’t have quite enough fabric from the BOM, I can easily supplement with my scraps from my Avalon Bouquet quilt I completed earlier this year. Click here to see that post.
I originally miscalculated my long background strips and failed to cut two of them. So, when I was putting together the blocks, I had to make a small piecing fix to make it all work. Here’s my bonus block, where you can see the extra seam in the background border strip:
It’s not very noticeable at all. Here are both blocks:
My camera has some kind of scratch or film on the lens, so my pictures are turning out a little blurry. I’m going to have to figure something out soon.
Another new project that I started this weekend was the Rally Quilt. The pattern is found in Sweet Celebrations by Lissa Alexander (picture taken from Amazon):
Inside is the ‘recipe’ for the Rally Quilt, pattern designed by Melissa Corry (of Happy Quilting blog fame). Here is a link to one of her blog posts where she talks about her own quilts made with this pattern. She made one for her husband and modified the pattern a bit and made one for herself. They are wonderful and her applique school logos are fantastic!
My Rally quilt is going to a new HS graduate that will be attending UCLA in the fall. I live in Texas, so I have never been to UCLA and I have never seen any official school colors in person, so I had to do my best guess from online sites and Bella Solids to come up with my selections. Here are a couple of pictures from a Campus Clothing website:
Here’s my first block. The quilt calls for 20 blocks to make the throw size blanket. I think it is going to come out great. In my attempt to take a better picture, I have this laid out in front of a glass door. It is fading the colors a bit, but I’ll share more when I have a few more blocks completed:
How’s your summer going?
Thanks for visiting!