Boy Oh Boy, I hope I'm doing this right. I've never made an actual post to Blogger before.. Being a wordpress gal, I'm very use to that, so this is brand new to me.
This is my Americana Row
I love love love how this row turned out.. It is the complete row, but my space is somewhat limited, so I just folded it up enough to show parts of the row.
Village House 1
This definitely needs something in the window sills, so I'll be working on some embroidery for that soon, otherwise, this block looks better in real life than it does the picture.
Village House 2
Tis weird, I had stabilizer behind the window on my door here, but I think I shouldn't have used such a heavy one, it gets a little crinkly in the stitching when you tear the stabilizer away. I did use the triple stitch tho also on my machine to make the lines in the window part of the door.
Village House 3
I plan to embroider something in the windows, maybe a vase with flowers or a lamp perhaps.
I finished the first row of the Spring Quilt Along and love the way it turned out. I made a few little quilts and a few little aprons to go on the clothes lines.
First I made all 8 of these fireworks blocks and then I re-looked at the picture and had a palm to the forehead moment. Duh!
The next attempt went much better. I had a little trouble seeing the different shading for the different colors.
I made the next row just after the first fireworks and I like the way they turned out.
However I'm going to redo them in the same fabric line I used for the second set of fireworks. I'll probably get them done tomorrow just in time for the new rows to come out. Maybe I'll make a pillow out of these....
This is the first house in the subdivision. The builders must be on strike. I had fun making this block. I am happy how it turned out. My house is most traditional in its construction materials. I do love the other houses, using fabrics that got you out of the box.
So this house is kinda cool since I was finally able to cut into a panel of windows and doors which I bought several years ago. It had been sitting in my stash with nothing to do.
Thank you, Deanna, for a great project with great instructions.
Here is part of my row. I was afraid I wasn't going to get it done this time around as I have had an infection in my finger that has really cramped my style. But, it is almost better (6 weeks later) and with a little Motrin... I know one of my stripes is going the wrong direction, but when you use up scraps, that sometimes happens. :-)
So, I really don't like paper-piecing. I find it frustrating and stressful. I've seen all the videos, I've done multiple different patterns, but I avoid it like the plague, except for the pineapple quilt block, which is all straight line sewing and strip cutting, no big deal. I actually printed out the paper pattern for Deana's design, but I looked at it and knew I would never do it.
I began some improv piecing from my scraps and this block is okay. I realized afterward that in my zeal to get some sky into the middle of the fireworks, I made it look a little funny, but that puppy is done and not a single stitch is coming out!
Just to make sure, for the Americana QAL, is the Row 2 actually August's block that we got ahead of time, or did we get a 2-for-1 for July and will get Row 3 for August? In other words, is it OK if we only did one of those sets for this month? ;D
Here are my 3 houses that are almost done:) I still need to make and hang the quilts, but I would like to give that some more thought. I did add flowers to the boxes but that makes the green one boring. I'll need to add some flowers here too!
I have my rows complete. I still have the love/hate relationship with paper piecing, but I still love the finished product. I am doing a throw size quilt, so no spacers between the stars and only 4 sets of flag/hearts.
As I said before, the fabric is some I have collected over the past several years, and some is left over from other projects, so there is a big variety of pieces. Some of it I got before I learned to appreciate the quality of fabrics, and I can definitely feel the difference while working with it.
Hello everyone. I'm Paula Louceiro from Brazil. I have always admired the work of Deana and I am very happy to participate in this QAL. I joined the Spring QAL late, July 21. My first house was completed today and I'm thinking about embroidery flowers in windows boxes.