Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sew Kid at Heart Round-Up

With a new busy semester about to start, I wanted to get the last of my Sew Kid at Heart blocks taken care of. This quilting bee had us all send our fabrics at the beginning last June and then we've been working at our own pace on each of the blocks (at least one per month for a year). I've kept up really well so far, so I had 5 people left and here are the 4 I did this week.

Sew Kid at Heart Block for Solidia

Solidia (aka Solihubb) wanted to make a bright orange and pink stripes quilt for her daughter. She had us use this paper pieced pattern: Ribbons Two block from Quilter's Cache. Is it pretty? I even got lucky with my corners and didn't trim the four squares so I actually ended up with a blocks that's 12.5" square.

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Sew Kid at Heart block for Jane & Lucy

Jane (aka Tessophia) recently had a little girl, Lucy, who's fighting her way out of the NICU. She's doing well and Jane asked us to make string blocks for her. She sent great 30's repro fabrics and I added a few more from my stash.

The total block is 12.5". For each quarter, I just pieced together the strips and trimmed it with my 6.5" square ruler. I think it was a lot easier than paper piecing!

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Terrie's Butterfly block1 Terrie's Butterfly Block2

Terrie (aka chocolate is the best medicine) sent a pattern for these little butterflies for her daughter's quilt. The prints (from Bubblegum Basics) were super cute and the complete block is 10.5" unfinished, and the butterfly alone is 6.5" unfinished. She sent a diagram but the pattern didn't have really have cutting/sewing instructions, so I wrote and posted some here.

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Sew Kid at Heart Block for Susi & Jamie

Susi (aka daveandsusi) is having us make blocks for her daughter's quilt. She requested a princess/fairy tale inspired block and I figured she needed a fairy! I got the pattern from Paper Panache since it was too cute to pass up. The whole block is 12.5" unfinished with the fairy part of the block just 6" finished.

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So, do you have any favorites of bunch?

17 comments:

  1. I love that fairy. If I had any patience at all I would make some for my 2 girls.
    You did a great job!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Kris. These are amazing! That little fairy block is too cute and I love the panda fabric in the orange and pink block.

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  3. These are all fantastic, but that fairy is incredible! What little girl wouldn't love that?

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  4. that fairy is amazing! way to cute.

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  5. Very nice blocks! I think my favorites are the orange/pink block and the fairy. Too cute!

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  6. Beautiful block Kris! I think I like the first one the most (I just went over and saved the pattern template for myself). That last one must have been a lot of work with all the little pieces for the fairy!

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  7. I love those orange and pink stripes! And I can't believe you found a paper pieced fairy! Great job on her.

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  8. oh by far the vintage repro fabric string block is the best...i love love love those fabrics. of course all the others are amazing too!

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  9. WOW Kris! You've done an amazing job. Hard to decide; they are all pretty impressive but I have a garden called That Faerie Place so... But then there are those strings... 8^) They all make me smile!

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  10. Finally, someone else who thinks paper piecing a string block isn't worth it.

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  11. That fairy is incredible! I was reading this on my phone last night so the pic was quite small and at first I though the fairy was fussy cut fabric but when I realised you'd pieced it - wow!

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  12. I love that fairy and the butterfly! so cool....if i follow the link, will i find the pattern?

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  13. i want you to know that i love your blog and i am so inspired by what you do with fabric. Because of this i nominated you for a lemonade stand award on my blog. you rock

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  14. Love them all! I'm impressed with the variety of blocks! (But I think my favorite is the pink and orange!)

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  15. your blocks are great... the fairy is especially adorable!

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