Here's the fall installment of my quilt block exchange (see summer's here).
September's recipient is going to use hers to make a quilt for her new baby girl. She requested the Blockade block in bright, girly colors. I made this:
October's Queen Bee asked us to take a chance and try something new. I have been wanting to try paper piecing, but was nervous since I'm not a "real" quilter. This was a great opportunity to give it a shot. I made the 9" Crazy Amish Quilt Block, relying quite a bit on this paper piecing tutorial. It took me a while to get the hang of it; I kept sewing the fabric with the wrong side up at first. I think I have it figured out now and really appreciate the precision of it.
November's block is a 12" String Quilt Block using scraps. Mine turned out a bit crazy. I think wider strips may have helped, but hopefully she likes it. If not, I told her I'd make a new one!
I love this last block for using up scraps. If I ever get up the nerve to make a full quilt, I may do one like this with a white stripe down the center of each block.