Friday, 6 January 2012

I've been making blocks

I have a few Round Robins coming up shortly, so the last couple of days I have been making CQ blocks for these Round Robins.

A lovely blue one for the Butterfly and Dragonfly's (we need one more person to sign up before it starts).
The second round robin is the Peals and lace, this one I made a lovely mauve pink colours.
The story with this bock is that I started making it late in the evening and I hadn't checked the temp on the iron, and so I burnt the center piece, so the girls in this round robin will have to cover my burn mark.
This block is the same as the six smaller blocks that will be for the Fool's Gold Round Robin I'm in with Gerry.  Gerry and I have been waiting nearly two years for a goldwork round robin to start.

I have started designing my own blocks now, as I don't like the flip and sew method, I prefer to use templates and patterns, so I've made more patterns for more blocks and have started making some 8 x 5  and 6 x 4 blocks too. These are for an up coming workshop.
Here is my first sample:
I think I might use this one to cover my new E-Reader.



Marjolein said...

Pretty block! I love that cute little spider.

Unknown said...

I love all your blocks. I wish I had that many ready to go.

Wendy said...

Hi Arlene, If you aren't using flip and sew I am wondering how you put it all together? Or have I missed the plot - again?? lol Love the colour combinations.

Arlene White said...

Wendy it is a kinda flip and sew, just not the way when you just lay any shape of fabric down and sew. I like to have the pattern already cut as I forever get myself lost and have to add pieces to it.