Monday, August 2, 2010

August Block

Okay, I guess it's my turn, funny I totally forgot about it until the middle of this  month when I suddenly realized August actually follows July. Oh my!  I'm choosing the Maratha Washington Block.


It's a cute block and shouldn't be too challenging.  My inspiration comes from Jennifer and Crystal from Modify Tradition Blog. They do a great job showing how to make blocks. This tutorial gives a link on how to make flying geese so be sure to check out that as well.  The finish block will be 12 1/2 inches and I'd like the back ground to be white. The color I'll leave up to you.  I like color, and I like the modern designers, that being said, I would like two colors in  addition to the white back ground, try to stay away from pastels and purple is my least favorite color, but I'll trust your judgment. This quilting group has been a wonderful experience and I've enjoyed each and every block I've sewn for all of you.  I want to get your signatures for the back of my quilt so I'll be sending you  a small block, and ask that you sign your name, the month and the year on it ( Becky could you  please email me your new address so it can get to you as soon as possible). Happy sewing ladies.
Patty  :^)

11 comments:

Melissa Stramel said...

This looks like a whole lot of fun!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

this looks great, can't wait

Linda Stubbs said...

Can't wait. I love it!!!!!!! Thank you for thinking this one up!

Iva said...

Great block, Patty! Looking forward to getting started.

Carmen Rigby said...

Bought my fabric on Etsy tonight. Fun fun! :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I've really had fun following this site!!! I can't wait to see what colors all of you pick this time. This block is really cute!!! It does look easy to sew!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Jenny said...

Patty...white...what kind of white did you use? I have Kona snow...is that white enough?

Patty said...

Jenny Kona snow is fine. I just want a white cotton, not cream.

Jenny said...

has anyone else done this block yet? im stuck at step 4...my white quarter square triangle seems WAAAAY too short to sew to the light/white fabric HST...can anyone provide finished size for the 4 seperate pinwheel blocks??? im stumped...maybe i ought to just go to bed?

Patty said...

Jenny, I'm sorry that you got so frustrated with this block. I made one up this morning and the center block should measure about 6 1/2 inches square. I think you're probably using the wrong 1/2 square triangle, you should use 3 7/8". Also I think there is an extra 1/2 square triangle. At least I ended up with one, but I had many interruptions this morning so I could be wrong. I'm posting a picture of the block I made this morning.

Becky said...

Patty,
I finally finished your square...could you please email me your address. I lost the list again...can't find it anywheres...thanks...Becky
beckystours@gmail.com