Saturday, April 13, 2013

Catch up! AND Aurifil Designer of the Month Blocks

Guess what I did last night? Yep! I stayed up and did some sewing! Whoo-hoo! It's about time. You were probably starting to ask yourself.."Does this girl ever sew or just blog about stuff she's bought?" Haha...yes I really do sew. To be honest though, I have to be in the mood because having an 8-month old really makes it difficult. I usually wait until she goes down for bedtime. If my husband, baby & dog are asleep...there's no distractions and I can sew sew sew! Anyways, last post I mentioned quilting bees. I decided to sit my butt down and catch up on the Aurifil Designer of the Month quilt along. This time around I went with a fresh &  bright look using one particular print as my color guide & inspiration. Here are my blocks so far...

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This block was pretty simple and easy to do. 

This block...OMG..The cutting too forever- even with a rotating cutting mat (which is a huge time-saver!) This block calls for squares to be cut to the 1/16th! Who cuts to the 16th? seriously! An 1/4" or 1/8"mark seems huge compared to the 1/16" on the mat! But alas, it turned out beautifully. I love the red and how it really pops!

This block came together pretty quick. When you only cut a few squares into triangle, it's so much faster. Those strips were a piece of cake!

This block was fun. I made an small adjustment though. I OCD in me didn't like the uncentered heart in the block. It calls for patchwork above OR below the heart. I like it center so I cut 1.5" strips. I don't know if I like the way the stips look so I'll probably re-do it but in patchwork style with 1.5"x2.5" rectangles.

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