Monday, May 30, 2011

scarecrow teaser

This is my dimensional part for rule 7.   I followed the you tube tutorial called Hollow Cube Block.   I don't have it sewn to the bg yet.  Also need to put together the rest of the area in this rule.  I will get there!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Steph's forest block 7!

It was intersting finding time to get this done.  Spring is always crazy for me because I am very involved in orchestra, and that is our competetive season.  So, not only have I had at least one performance every week, often two or three, I've also had the extra rehersals for that.  Added on all this, I'm graduation on Wednesday, and so I've had all kinds of stuff to do for that, and My grandmother (not on the same side a Dorine, Anne, and Marie, they're my aunts remember?) passed away.  Which, was a good thing, because she is not in pain anymore, but I had to help a lot with funeral prep, and then I had to catch up on what I didn't do then.  But, my block is finally done!!

I did a simple one this time around.  It looks really funny the picture, but I promise it's better in real life.  I pieced some mountains and sky, and then I did some more curved piecing for the ground, and then realized that it was supposed to be longer than I thought, so I added a river to the bottom, and I thread painted some flowers in my meadow.

I decided that it's an... artistic rendition of a meadow I know very well in the high uinta mountains, we call it five buck meadow, cause if you go inside without permission from the forest service you get a fine, supposedly.
You can't see the mountains at this angle, or a lot of flowers, but mid-summer it is FULL of gorgeous flowers.

Anyhow, there is my block, I really have no idea where it will go in relation to the rest of thw quilt yet.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Carrie's Scrappy Anything Rule #6

Had a chance this morning and was able to start AND almost finish rule #6. I used bits and pieces leftover from making my baby nephew's holiday stocking for the house bodies and straight black Kona Solid for the rooftops. The grass, sky and background are all scraps pieced together to get the right size.

I did the freeform piecing when attaching the "ground" area to the house panel. You can see the waves here (I obviously need to press better {grin}:

Now, the reason I said "almost finished" before was that I so cannot decide if I should put this panel on the top ...

or the bottom...

 of the quilt top.

Your comments please!!!!!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Marie's Optical Illusion Rule 7

I'm happy to get this block finished.  I got the pattern from "Big Book Of building Block Quilts" by Sara Nephew.  She calls the pattern "Honeycomb Waffle 2"  It's fun to make.  I think you can figure out how I made it from looking at my teasers.  I made it much smaller than the pattern in the book.  I've got to stop making my blocks with such small pieces because it makes it so much harder. 

For some reason the color faded out in the picture, but you still get the idea of what it looks like--it's just a little brighter in real life.

Barn #7 teaser

It just needs some applique and some trimming.  I know it looks pretty much like a mess right now though.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bird Block #7

Here is my finished block. I am a little disappointed in it. I don't think it looks as 3-D as I had hoped. It is a modified attic window, but I had to make the window more open so you could see the cardinal flying by outside. Ah well, can't win 'em all!

Carrie's Scrappy Anything Rule #5

Well, it's almost the end of May and I am finally done with Rule #5! Woo hoo! Darn tax season for setting me so far behind {grin}.

Sew, here is my rule #5 block:

Close up of one side...this circle was pieced into the background fabric (sorry for the yellowy photo):

and the other...

this is the one with the embroidery...and raw edge applique...

and now pieced with the rest of the top...

The circle blocks came from the new magazine Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 3. The top block is #292 called "Rubber Band Ball" by Lorraine Olsen. The bottom block is #228 called "Stepping Stone" by Janice Averill of Iris Quilts and Dyed Fabrics.

Onto rule #6!


Moira's Rule 7 Block

Here's a pic of my completed block 7. Had fun with this one, altho I do have to admit that the middle row of 'blocks' had a mind of their own and insisted on going their own direction. lol. Haven't decided which side this will go on when the side is complete, but I like how it turned out. =)

Autumn Country Rule 7

It's a little blurry, and the 3-D does not stand out as well on the picture, but the steps up from the river are my rule. The tree I did with the thread painting that I am trying to get better at. The barn is an old barn on one of the streets I frequently take. It is very old and is being torn down, so I am glad I got a picture of it before it is gone. The chickens are on the print with the sunflowers, and although they are huge in comparison with everything else, I had to add them, as they are so cute. I had Saturday afternoon to myself, so I was able to spend some time at the sewing machine, and got this finished. I may add some more fence later. We shall see.

Marie's Optical Illusion Rule 7 Teaser 2

Here is another teaser for my block.  I have my block nearly complete, but it turned out a little too narrow so I have to make and add one more row.  Can you see the pattern in it?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Barn teasers #6 & #7

My #6 is pretty behind but slowly catching up.  It is a ton of work and I'm loving it.  Here is a sneak preview of it all layed out but nothing is stitched down.
Below is my teaser for rule #7.  You can see where it fits next to on the original quilt.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Moira's Rule 7 Teaser

Finally got to work on my rule 7....and like normal for my work it ended up telling me what it Got it finished and am posting my teaser for everyone to see. =)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Marie's Optical Illusion Teaser for Rule 7

  Here is my teaser.  It doesn't look like much yet, does it. 

Teaser #2 Rule 7, Autumn Country

Here is the second teaser (3-D)
My sewing time has been cut short for a couple of weeks. I have the new baby and her brother here during the week days and that is added to the 2 that live here. Three toddlers, a newborn, and sewing don't work together very well. That will all change soon, though. Mid-June our oldest granddaughter will be here to tend the little ones and the other two are moving in a couple of weeks. It will be VERY quiet around here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Autumn Country Rule 7 Teaser

Here is the beginning!

Teaser, Birds Rule 7

Here's my teaser. Interesting, huh? Can't wait to post the whole thing!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lyn's Block

Lyn made a road to represent the curve piecing. She made a house for the building.

Monday, May 2, 2011

3-d Ideas

I've been looking at a lot of 3-d ideas since I started my Optical Illusions mystery quilt, so I'll give you a few links to look at to get some ideas.

Attic windows is a 3-d pattern:

Here is a tumbling block tutorial:

Another idea is on this site.  Look at the 5th quilt down, entitled "3D Squares" by Moran Arft and Quilts:

Or how about this "tesselated" pattern.  It's the 4th picture down in pink and green

Here is another tumbling block (a little more complicated than the first one)

Check out this "Op Art" quilt:

Look at the cool 3-d quilt on this site

I hope this will give you some ideas and help you get started.  Good luck and have fun!

Rule Release #7

SIZE:   Our quilts should now measure 37 1/2" tall by 31 1/2" wide.  The next couple of rule releases combined together will now build a column to either SIDE of the project.  This portion of the column will measure 12" wide finished  (make it 12 1/2") and 17" tall finished (17 1/2" now).  It WILL NOT BE attached to the quilt at this time because we will join it to the other column pieces in the rules that will follow.

RULE:  "make something flat that looks 3D (example: tumbling block)"

TECHNIQUE:  There is none specified for this month.  Do what you want.

  -Lets try a teaser release once a week now -- every Monday.  If you are gradually working on your project, you can show us the progress.  If you finish early, you can give us another sneak peak of a part of your block #7.  We would love for ALL to post something to keep us interested.
  -A completed photo can be released beginning on (Monday) May 23rd.
  -Final due date and rule #8 release date (Wed) June 1.