Block-A-Palooza #16

22 Mar

The final block was released last Thursday but I did not get to it until tonight. Quilting and tax season as an accountant clearly do not mix, between working overtime and being exhausted when I’m not working I’ve been spending a lot less time in my sewing room.

Block 16 was designed by Vanessa at V and Co, and is called Parade of Pinwheels. I decided to take this block in a different direction. In the original all the pinwheels are the same multi-colour fabric, for mine I decided to do each one a single colour from the Sunkissed line. I also used grey as my solid instead of white to tie it to the rest of the blocks (granted the grey is really light, almost white).

All cut out:

March 22 2011 (1 of 4)

I had a new toy tonight to make quilting easier. My husband bought me an iPad, I didn’t think about its quilting application until I realized I didn’t have to print out patterns anymore! Just another reason to love it.

In action:

March 22 2011 (2 of 4)

This blocks turned out really nice:

March 22 2011 (3 of 4)

On Thursday the final assembly instructions will be released, I can’t wait to see how this all comes together. Here are all my 16 blocks together, in no particular order:

March 22 2011 (4 of 4)

Hopefully I will have time to do the assembly this weekend and get to quilting!

8 Responses to “Block-A-Palooza #16”

  1. Debbie March 23, 2011 at 1:07 AM #

    Love your blocks! I like how you did this last one – I was thinking of doing the same thing – to tie it in to the other blocks & use some of my little scraps.

    What do you think of the final layout? I’m not sure the final appliqued center is ‘me.’ Not sure what I’ll do….

  2. Jaclyn March 23, 2011 at 4:20 PM #

    Yeah it was my goal to bust a few scraps. And after all was said and done I do still have 6 full fat eights left of Sunkissed, so I didn’t run short at all. Maybe I’ll make some pillows after.

    I didn’t see the final layout! Off to check it out now.

  3. memercer March 23, 2011 at 9:59 PM #

    Where do you get your block a day patterns from? It’s probably on here somewhere.

  4. memercer March 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM #

    Awesome, I might look into this, although I don’t have a lot of machine quilting experience, or a very reliable sewing machine.

    • Jaclyn March 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM #

      This one feels pretty low risk to me. It’s solids (cheaper), and pretty small when finished 44″ by 44″ so really it’s just fun to play around 🙂 Plus I like doing all the different blocks because it builds my skills and is not necessarily something I’d chose for myself. This one can be done for about $50 US plus batting.

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