Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dearest Boy Update for April 30th

A tumbling blocks variation block for this :Dearest Boy" update.  Though not a hard block it took some thinking about how to accomplish getting the blocks placed correctly so that the star design was formed in the middle.  It would have been much easier if the pattern designer had included a layout sheet for us stitchers to go by.  Or some kind of instructions as to how to get the layout spaced correctly.  I devised my own way of doing it.  The next block is applique strawberries. 


I have a friend coming today for play time in the sewing room.  I am looking forward to having a good time with her.

19 comments:

Teresa said...

That is great,makes me want to try one. Are you going to add additional star?

Cathy said...

Oh you did so good with this block. I feel like a looser. I gave up on this block. Now I need to go back and give it another try. Hugs

Lori said...

It turned out cute!

Have fun with your sewing friend!! I wish I was closer so I could visit!

belarmina said...

Karen que bloque tan interesante.
No habia visto este ante.
Divierte con tu amigo
Feliz costura!!

Robin said...

Fascinating block. I didn't notice that it formed a star till you mentioned it. I was distracted by the interesting fabrics you chose for the blocks. You'll enjoy doing the next block with the strawberry applique I'm sure. Have fun today.

julieQ said...

I love your block...so very pretty! Mine is not perfect, but I am going with it!!!

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Love your tumbling blocks Karen. The placement was a bit tricky and more instructiuons would have definetly helped! Once I realised there was a star shape in the centre I folded the background fabric to help with placement. For the next block I am substituting another fruit instead of strawberries.

Kyle said...

That's a very cool block. You did great.

WoolenSails said...

I love how that looks, really nice design with the start showing up, beautiful.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

I like the look very much. But I can also see how it would be tricky.

Dawn said...

Enjoy stitching with your friend!
I love tumbling blocks. You handled the placement challenge very well!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It's so disappointing when a designer doesn't provide a placement guide--it sure would save a lot of time for us stitchers! I think you did a lovely job of it though--looks great!

Little Penpen said...

Pretty! Have fun playing with your friend.

audrey said...

I bet it was difficult to get the points to match up just so! Looks so good though!:)

moosecraft said...

Sewing is so much more fun when shared with a friend....enjoy the day!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very nice Karen - hope you enjoyed time with a friend! I am late in commenting - crazy 2 days!

Elzaan said...

Well done for getting the star in the blocks, without a layout reference.
I also like the colours you used.

Holly said...

I love your block & star formed sure looks perfect. Well done! You & several other reproduction sewers are my heros! You challenge me to do better & keep going. I'm starting to really love applique after being a lifetime piecer.

Pat said...

A fascinating block - like the color placement that you chose and how it gives a good dimension to everything. Agree with sometimes not having a placement chart or guide...Have started on a rather involved applique project recently and while the template patterns are given, we are on our own as to placement with only a photo from the original quilt to guide us. But in all fairness, it stretches my learning curve and makes me play with everything which is good and very fun...a departure from the more structured applique I have done where the entire block is back basted all at once directly from the pattern. 75 years old and still learning...