I am finally caught up with the Vintage Quilt Revival block-along that Sukie – Don’t you know who I am? is hosting. Whew! When finishing my Riley Blake Challenge I had to put all other projects aside, including these blocks. It’s amazing how far behind you can feel when committing to doing two blocks per week. Glad I took some time and focused on getting these done!
Blocks for Week 3:
I had a very difficult time with Art Square. I figured it would be the easiest, but ended up sewing with the wrong seam allowance (too scant) and when trimming I went into the 1/4″ seam allowance. Which basically meant my points would be chopped off when putting the borders on the block. I ripped it all apart, cut new HST’s and sewed it up again. But this time I messed up the seam allowance the other way (not scant enough), and had to adjust that. Thankfully I checked before sewing the entire square together. It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough for me!
Blocks for Week 4:
Out of all the blocks made so far, I think Riviera is my favorite. Those points. I. Die. I have never made such an almost-perfect block (yes, I actually am bragging a bit here).
Blocks for Week 5:
These are the blocks for this week. I really pushed myself to use color combinations that I would not normally put together, not to mention colors that I would usually not choose to use. These Modern Solids fabrics have really been amazing to work with. There is a fairly limited selection of colors, and I am determined to get all the colors into this quilt. These blocks really showcase this fabric, and this fabric really makes my blocks look amazing.
I had a friend stop by recently and I showed her the fabric. She said that it looked great in pictures, but in person these fabrics are even more amazing. I have to agree. I am really sold on these fabrics, and if you have an opportunity to get your hands on some, or at least see (and feel) them in person, I would highly recommend doing so. They’re really worth it! (Disclaimer: I have not been paid to say any of this by Alissa or the manufacturer. Nor has any fabric been given to me. But I’m totally willing to accept both. Ha!! Just kidding, Alissa!!!)
Linking up with Sukie!