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WiP Wednesday {02.10.2013} + October goal

I made more of the This way, That way blocks and I think I am almost ready to start pattern writing. Here are the first 4 blocks of 25. My October goal for “A lovely year of finishes” is to finish the This way, That way quilt  completed and have the pattern complete, tested and reviewed.

ThisWayThatWay_Blocks4

Design Idea
Initial Testing Block Design

I am also in the process of selecting fabric scraps for making a couple of low volume scrappy blocks. I decided to pull out some with color:
Scrap_packI

Then a second lot with white, black or grey palette:
Scrap_packII

Linking up with A lovely year of finishes + WiP Wednesday

A Lovely Year of Finishes WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This way, That way….testing

I decided to give my This way, That way quilt design a go today. I have to say I love the block. I still need to work on the dimensions, so that the measurements are not 5/8 or 7/8 etc. Personally, I prefer to work in 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4…don’t you??

After finishing the first block and liking how it looked (coming up), I decided to pull my blue stash out and come up with 38 more blues to finish out this quilt. Yes, I have all these in my stash. In the photo each two groupings, a dark and light blue, will represent a block.

ThisWayThatWayQuilt_Fabric

Below are a few photos, on the process I took to make the first block…trying out the design to see if I could get it to work, you never know right 😉

  1. I cut all the pieces. Some of the pieces for the center I made longer to account for error.ThisWayThatWayBlock1_FabricCut
  2. Laid out the center of the block ready for sewing.ThisWayThatWay_Center_Layout
  3. Decided to try and just sew each half with no guidance. I might change the center of the block to be a paper-piece pattern, or at least add some steps for measuring and lining up the cross.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Center_unfinished
  4. Center is complete, laid out border 1.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Border1_unfinished
  5. Border 1 complete, laid out border 2.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Border2_unfinished
  6. Block is complete and will be a 14″ block (14.5″ x 14.5″ for seam allowance).ThisWayThatWay_Block_Border2_Finish

If you remember the design (you can find here), I have an alternate block that switches the dark and light blues around and border is white instead of grey. Here are the two finished color ways of the block.

ThisWayThatWay2Blocks_finished

I am liking it so far, 1/2 a row finished 🙂 only 5 1/2 more to go. If you are interested in testing the block or the quilt pattern out for me, once I have the pattern, written up let me know.

The fabric used for these two blocks are:

Block 1:
Light Blue: Architextures – Blue Print in Blue, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Dark Blue: Maritime Modern – Maritime Moby Blue, Marin Sutton and Riley Blake Designs
Outer border: Ash Grey Kona

Block 2:
Light Blue: Technicolor – Braid in Navy by Emily Herrick, Michael Miller Fabric
Dark Blue: Architextures – Scribble Notes Navy, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Outer border: Kona White

Linking up to “A year of lovely finishes” and “Sunday Stash”.

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Quilt design complete

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For this month’s “A lovely year of finishes” I am targeting to finish one of 3 quilt tops. I do not think I will get that quilt top finish, but the good news is I finished my first quilt design for the first quilt.

I had mentioned that I was looking to do something like this:
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Well then I was in a meeting the other day, and someone had put up a powerpoint slide, which lead me to designing my own block using threadbias.com. It has a set of arrows that point in (this way) and a set of arrows that point out (that way). Here is a look at the block:
Arrow_Block_Design

The quilt is for a boy who loves blue, so playing with blues and this design here is what I think  the final quilt will look like. What do you think?

ThisWay_ThatWay_Quilt_Design