Sunday, 18 September 2016

Up the Ante #6 - From Scrap to Quilt Block

I had set this Sunday aside for some relaxed sewing. I pulled the scrap bag out and got busy. So all the blocks were essentially made from scraps combined with neutral fabrics.

Puppilalla, Anne's Flower, Quilt Block, Tu-Na Quilts, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,

As I was looking for some pictorial blocks for my sampler quilt to be, I thought to give Karen's @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats blog hop block 'Anne's Flower' a try. It was the first time that I tried anything 'Dresden Plate' style. Worked like a charm, 

Though the flowery print on the left side there would have been better placed further up, finishing at the upper edge to make the colours flow better... Hmmm - I might still change that.



Puppilalla, Anne's Flower, Quilt Block, Tu-Na Quilts, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,


All made from scraps =)

Puppilalla, Anne's Flower, Quilt Block, Tu-Na Quilts, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,



I only wish I had chosen a more prominent fabric for the flower stalk. The embroidery on top does not improve it either. Still a good overall effort however. 

Puppilalla, Anne's Flower, Quilt Block, Tu-Na Quilts, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,


And here was a little frog to play around with. Improv piecing live from the pond, I tell you! There were some nice fussy cuts to have from those left over fabric strips. 


Puppilalla, Improv Piecing, Quilt Block, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,


Overall, I am fairly happy with the outcome of this Sunday's sewing session. It provided me the rest and relaxation I felt I needed this weekend.

Puppilalla, Improv Piecing, Quilt Block, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,




Well now you know what kept me busy this Sunday. What were you up to then?


Puppilalla, Improv Piecing, Quilt Block, Up the Ante, Sampler Quilt, Free Quilt Block,






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10 comments:

  1. Well this is really beautiful Katrin. You are fabulous at fabric selection.

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  2. Oooh your flower bock turned out so nice! Love the dark background. And I love the fussy cut improv block too!

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  3. Sometimes some mindless make it up as you go sewing is just what is needed. I love the flower against that dark blue green background and the block with the little fussy cut frog peeping out. Will the blocks be married together in a whimsical quilt? Sunday, I managed to get sucked into Netflix and drag out the simple basting of 3 quilts into an all day event. I distract too easily :|

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  4. Awesome version of the block! Karen's design is really nice.

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  5. You have done a marvelous job of putting your stamp on the block! Bravo!

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  6. Well done!! The flower looks beautiful!

    -Soma

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  7. It's beautiful! I love the little bug in the corner :)

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  8. Oh I love your take on Karen's block ... and your frog is delightful!!

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  9. Very pretty! Looks like you had lots of fun.

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  10. Wow! I am so honored that you not only made my Anne's Flower block but also featured it here on your blog!! I do think your interpretation of the pattern is wonderful! Karen

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