Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blocks of procrastination

Dang it! Is it really May next week ALREADY? I guess that'll put another X in the FAIL column of the Craftsy Block of the Month  I've been working on ***sigh*** there ARE still a few more days of April so I guess there might be hope...don't hold your breath though....there are lots of things in the procrastination pile ahead of April's blocks...gosh! how did that pile get so high?.....I might have to re-prioritize...pfffff...later.

In the meantime I wanted to share with you the March blocks I completed in April :)

I have said before that Quilting is an amazing process of tricks and shortcuts that in the end fool the eye into believing it must have taken years.

These block are definitely in that "fool the eye" category. I love this favorite so far.

This was my first experience with foundation piecing. I think I may have found yet another thing to love about quilting.

Isn't it amazing how you can begin with a couple of lines on a foundation piece of fabric....

 Sew multiple strips onto that foundation piece...any width your heart desires...mix it up...don't be afraid!

Keep adding strips....

and adding strips....

Before long you have what looks like a mess...but the seams are all so perfectly straight!

Trim it up.....makes me look pretty good doesn't it? Wow! That's a nice square!

Now make three more...all different...sewn without care of matching colors or strip widths......

and then when you put them all together..... they become one beautiful block! (Now I look REALLY good...shhhhh.... forget I said that quilting can "fool the eye")

I could see a whole entire quilt made from this I could get a quilt top done in one afternoon with this method....hmmmm....can you hear the "procrastination pile" screaming?  

And how I got from this.....

To this......

  is another mystery you can solve by joining in with me at the Craftsy Block of the Month..... It's NEVER too late to start, after all I'm pretty sure there's a procrastinator out there who hasn't started yet either!


  1. Foundation piecing is such a great way to get precision without being at all precise. I like your star block, that one would be a great way to use up scraps.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Happy Wowyw,

    Sandy #149

    1. It certainly does make piecing easy and yep, I could get rid of lots of scraps with these blocks.
      Thanks for stopping by

  2. Wow! You make it look so easy...But I know it's not!
    I haven't had time for visiting too many blogs this week, and you've been busy here with your blog! I like your new layout and design. Looks great! And I really like today's post. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You told me about the swarm of bees! You had said the same thing my hubby had said about the Queen. I had had NO idea! And I've never seen a real hive either, much less a swarm of bees! So, much thanks to you for leaving that explanation (it totally makes sense, and I wonder why they didn't mention that in the news?). =0)


    1. It really is easy, Kim. Your welcome for the explanation, I would imagine the media would rather stir things up, lots more excitement that way!

  3. this is gorgeous, great!

    enjoy *~*

  4. this is pretty! Love all the scraps. A great memory quilt!

    1. Indeed, this would make a great memory quilt...a great idea!

  5. Hello there :) I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, inspiring quilting, love the colours and designs xx

    1. Thank you Angela! I love this BOM project, next is English paper piecing...a new experience for me!


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