Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler Blocks

For those of you who don't follow me on Instagram, sadly the printed circuit boards crashed on my longarm so I am currently on a forced vacation!

The good news is I now have time to get caught up on a few things!



 Here is block 21 of my Sewcial Bee Sampler.  I have been trying to use a different fabric for all of the outside frames.  I am almost running out of options!



 This is block 22.  The geese are made using the no waste technique.  I don't know what I do wrong but I can never get these to turn out perfectly.  I prefer just to do flip corners.  Everything matches up but this one does not lay very flat!



And after completing this block #23, I am all caught up.




 Here are all of my blocks all together.  There will be a total of 25 blocks set in a 5 x 5 layout.  I think I will add a thin sashing to give them a bit of definition.

Only two more block designs to be released over the next couple weeks.
This one might actually get finished!

This quilt along was hosted by Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland.  You can find free downloads for all of the block patterns on their websites.





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13 comments:

  1. sorry about the long arm problems but sure looks like you have some blocks made

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  2. Lovely selection of blocks! I too am having problems with the 'mosaic' block sitting flat! I'm not doing the whole sampler, just repeating this one so I hope future blocks go better!

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  3. Those are looking really good - I love the color combination you're working with! I think my favorite block is the one in the bottom left hand corner.

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  4. Your blocks look great. Kind of makes me sorry I didn't join in on this one.

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  5. Oh no, you wore out your long arm on all those wonderful CIL quilts (just kidding). You'll just have to improvize. I'm not worried that you'll have nothing to do.
    Pat

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  6. Your blocks are looking really good! Sorry to hear you have longarm problems. Hope that gets resolved soon!

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  7. I have trouble with my flying geese too. Hope you get your long arm problem sorted soon

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  8. I don't think the no waste method really CAN work. I don't use it. Just my opinion, but I think it doesn't work because the method doesn't allow for that fudging you can do with the sew and flip method. When you use sew and flip, you can sew a thread or two away from the diagonal drawn line which gives that extra fabric that gets taken up when you press your seam. I stick to the original sew and flip method and get accurate geese.

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  9. Your blocks look great! Must be great to be caught up even if it was forced by not so great circumstances.

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  10. Sad to hear about your long arm machine!! I hope you get if fixed soon. But as alway,s you will fill your time with a great many other projects. Forced vacations can be good especially if you can finish projects! I can't wait to see your Social Bee Sampler quilt!

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  11. I'm very drawn to the flowery print around Block #21 and the others are lovely too. Your work is always so well done; good luck with the long arm.

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  12. Very fun and colorful blocks! So sorry about the long arm. Hopefully a new board is on the way.

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  13. I did see the poor circuit board on Instagram! Looks like you are using your time well. Gorgeous blocks, your fabric and color choices are beautiful!

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