Thursday, June 24, 2010

Modern Rectangle

{Bee} Imaginative block for Jacquie

Jacquie asked for rectangular blocks with a modern feel, the bigger the better. Well, here's a reeeaaalllly tall & skinny block for you, Jacquie! It's not at all what I had planned in my head, but my very first cut was a mistake and ruined all of my plans, so I did what you always advocate: I improvised! Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it came out. Can't wait to see how it looks in your final quilt!

More Rectangles for Jaquie

I tried not to over think these blocks, but I did.

In the end I kept it simple, and instead just enjoyed the fabric play ( I love the graphic Ikea print!).

 Thanks Jacquie, I hope you like these blocks.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

For Jacquie!

For Jacquie

I felt like with the large scale print, simple was the way to go. Hope you like it Jacquie!


Jacquie requested rectangle blocks.

Looking forward to seeing your quilt top!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

hello modern blocks!!!

this past couple months i've been a busy girl with modern blocks!! first up was Amanda's flying geese!

and then i finished up Jacquie's urban block too!!

enjoy ladies!! ;)
xo, Heather

Thursday, June 10, 2010

scale for amanda

i liked the challenge this month...
but i didn't want to do the usual & make all the blocks the same size...
so i made one giant goose
two medium geese
and 8 little geese
i hope you like it!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Amanda's geese

Bee Imaginative | May

I recently completed and sent Amanda's flying geese block. Now, I've swapped with Amanda before so I know I shouldn't have been surprised ... but dang, can this woman put together some amazing fabric combinations. When it comes to an eye for color and design, some people just have it. Amanda has it for sure.

Anyhow, once I finished ogling and fondling her selection of fabrics, I had to decide on a design. When it comes to flying geese, I really only know how to make one size -- 4.5" x 2.5" -- so that was a given. I have a "go to" brick-style block for when I want to make something simple but effective (see an example here), so I started there. I decided to use the little square spots to highlight some fussy cutting, and I was excited to use some of my new quilt market purchases (the Far Far Away 2 moons and a vintage feedsack print) in the block.

Hope you like it, Amanda ... I think your final quilt is going to be amazing.

Caught up!

Drunk love for Ashley:


These were so much fun to make.

Drunk Love2

And RIGHT in my comfort zone!

Drunk Love3

Less in my comfort zone?? Flying geese! But I dove in a paper pieced this:


Templates were from here.

There was an attempt at a second block but it was not a success... at all... so I'm throwing in a couple of random extra geese for you Amanda. Maybe for the back or something?


Can't wait to get June's fabric!