Charity blocks August-December by Clairealex

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-08-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-11-21T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

My six month spot for one-block projects. (I really can count; I didn't do any for July.)

8/5/13 At the table of cast-off scraps and such, I found the fire truck pieces that had been fussy cut.  I imagine their odd shapes were determined by the surrounding fabric.  They invited improv piecing to get them up to the 12 1/2-square needed for block lotto. August Lotto blocks were to be boy friendly

9/2/13 Adding two pair for September--working early as I am heading out for a quilt gathering and family visit soon. The Urban Chicken block has another home as a separate project (where the tutorial can be found) because I foresee a whole quilt with that pattern in my future. Lotto theme for Sept is brights.

11/22/14
Since I won that lot of lotto blocks that included the fire truck, it appears again. The block didn't play well with the others so it became a doll/teddy bear quilt. I experimented with quilt as you go. I like working with small pieces for FMQ; I like using up small pieces of batting. But the joining is tedious.

The other blocks went to someone else to complete.

Pictures

Teddy bear quilt using QAYG
Josh's Ladder quilting pattern; from Leah Day
Aug--Fire truck blocks
Sept--rainbow fabric
Sept--urban chicken

Loves

Andreiaquilts
Charwirfs

Comments

Kruppcake

These are great! The red really "pops" being surrounded by the black and white.

Charwirfs

Love this use of fussy cuts.

Clairealex

Kruppcake and Charwirfs Thanks. I was thinking dalmatian dog when I saw the dots--too bad I didn't have enough to use only dots. I still have a tendency to think my small amounts of fabric will go farther than they do.

Charlie

Clairealex, you made sucha great use of these pieces. Using those small pieces is always a challenge.

Skynme

Love those urban chicken blocks, they are so pretty!

Clairealex

Thanks Charlie and Skynme .

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