Poodle Block for Karen

A poor little lost doggie will be finding his way soon to Karen’s house.  Karen was queen bee in June and wrote several posts, starting with this one, about her trip to Paris and some wonderful tips for piecing the pooch.Poodle finishedYou can read more about making this block in this post and this one.  I’ve got one more doggie to make for Ann and will do so very soon!



Inside Addition Block for Sue

For February we are making 12 1/2″ Inside Addition blocks for Sue at Seven Oaks Street Quilts.


The block went together quickly.  Using the Blocloc HST ruler certainly helped with trimming the HST units.


Sue asked us us share a little about where we live and since I live near GREENville, South Carolina, I decided to make a green monochromatic block for Sue.  I used a Kona Cotton solid for the plus sign, a Denyse Schmidt for the coordinating green and a Bonnie and Camille low volume print for the background.


Here’s a map showing Greenville, South Carolina is located in the southeastern US.


This is the Liberty Bridge which spans the Reedy River in downtown Greenville and was taken after a big rain.


This is the historic Huguenot Mill built in 1882 and is one of Greenville’s olded structures.  I took this picture after a summer rain and loved the reflection in the water.


I met some friends down at the water’s edge, but didn’t have any snacks to share with them.


I mailed my block last week and hope it makes it to Sue in Austrailia safely.  I’ll leave your with what’s blooming right now in my yard, some pretty daffodils.


Paige at Quilted Blooms

Split Hatchet Paper Pieced Block

Hi everyone, I’m Paige and blog at Quilted Blooms.  I’m excited to be participatig in my first bee with fellow new bloggers and share January’s block, Split Hatchet.


Split Hatchet Paper Pieced Block

I love that Sharon, January’s Queen Bee,  from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs gave us some color guidance for her block, bright and happy colors, with off white or cream backgrounds.


Prints by Tula Pink, Alison Glass, Bonnie & Camille, Cotton & Steel and Carolyn Friedlander

I haven’t paper pieced in a while and found this blocks quite easy.  I would definitely recommend this block for a beginner.

I like to ‘try’ to keep the grain straight within the block, so I printed out an extra block and cut out the piece that would be the colored fabrics with a generous seam allowance. I then stacked my squares and cut out the pieces ‘on grain’.


Paper piece segment with generous seam allowance to keep the fabric on grain

For the background pieces, I just used four charm squares and cut them on the diagonal.  That was easy and kept the fabric on grain.

If you would like to make the Split Hatchet paper pieced block, you can find it here at 627Handworks.  We made the 6″ version so when we sewed four blocks together, our completed block measured 12 1/2″ unfinished.


Completed Split Hatchet Paper Pieced Block for Sharon

I’m looking forward to making blocks for my bee mates all year!

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