Block-A-Palooza Block 4

7 Feb

This weekend was a busy sewing weekend! As I posted on Saturday I finished up 1 quilt. I also finished a quilt top yesterday afternoon and dropped it off with the long-arm quilter after work today. Yesterday I also had some time to do Block-A-Palooza block #4 by Cherry House Quilts.

This is the first block where I deviated from the fabrics used by the designer. I only have a fat eighth bundle so I’m going to have to make substitutions along the way. I didn’t have enough of the orange swirl print so I used the Creamsicle solid that is not going to be used. I like the way it turned out.

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This one was fun, and my first pinwheel. Not sure how to deal with the big bunch of fabric in the center where all the points meet, but maybe there is nothing that can be done about that.

Tonight I cut a million 2.5 inch strips for another gift and then I worked on a quilt for my nephew. For that I’m working slowly on the p.s. i quilt Postage Stamp quilt along. It has already ended but I’m still plodding along slowly. It’s really quite tedious.  Lots and lots of strips to sew.

Feb 7 2011 (7 of 7)

And some fun mail arrived today!

Central Park by Kate Spain! 

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New Solids, a FQ bundle in a variety of reds:

Feb 7 2011 (2 of 7)

And some other fun goodies:

1. Feb 7 2011 (3 of 7) 2. Feb 7 2011 (5 of 7) 3. Feb 7 2011 (4 of 7)

1. New Alexander Henry Heath, a really nice basics addition

2. Kei Honeycomb Dots

3. Alexander Henry Cupcakes – Impossible to resist!

Now I just need to keep up with this new fabric!

4 Responses to “Block-A-Palooza Block 4”

  1. Sandie February 8, 2011 at 9:43 AM #

    What a cute block! Pinwheels do have that lump – you can minimize it a bit depending on which direction you press your seams, but it’ll never go away.

    Such a great mail day – is Central Park as amazing in person? I thought the AH Heath looked cool – I’m hoping they come out with a few more colors.

    • Jaclyn February 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM #

      I press my seams open most of the time. I think I just need to work on pressing really well, either that or it’s already as good as it’s going to get, haha, who knows.

      The Central Park is amazing in person! So glad I went with some. I agree about the Heath, I could use it in a million other colours, it’s a good thing to have around.

  2. Debbie February 17, 2011 at 9:08 AM #

    LOVE your Central Park! I hope to be cutting into mine soon! What are you doing with yours?
    Also love those dots!!!

    • Jaclyn February 17, 2011 at 9:18 AM #

      I’m not sure yet! But the kit I bought is this one, so I might be totally unoriginal and do the exact same pattern, it looks fun! Flip Side Quilt

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