August 14, 2013

August Sugar Block Club (sort of...)



I am starting to get caught up again with my BOM sewing. I started with Amy Gibson's August block. At least, I tried to. Here is Amy's block.


 Sticking with my blues and cream/tan colour scheme, I used one blue batik and two cream backgrounds.

Do you see my mistake? Somehow I didn't notice that I had all four corner pieces turned the wrong way, a mistake that completely changes the look of the block. Gone is the plus shape, and in its place I have a square.

Fortunately, I like the new look, so I'm leaving it as is. I am probably going to make another version sometime, following the pattern properly, of course!




For this pattern, all 20 HST units were made slightly bigger than needed, then trimmed to size. I will admit I found the trimming to be incredibly tedious, but it sure does produce accurate results. I've never seen so many perfect points in one of my blocks. Tedious, but worth it.
I have all the pieces cut for the July block as well, so hopefully I'll get that stitched up soon. I love how these blocks are looking so far.

I am linking up today with Lee at Freshly Pieced and at Quilt Story.











7 comments:

  1. The trimming of HST certainly does make a difference but I agree that it's a tedious job. I like that you have kept your new block - it may be different but also a great block.

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  2. i think your variation looks great! i also hate trimming HSTs but it's a necessary evil.

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  3. Its amazing how much you can change something with just a little turn isnt it? both are wins!

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  4. Definitely not fun trimming HSTs! I think your blocks look fab!

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  5. I'm so glad you decided to leave your "mistake." It looks great! Gotta love happy accidents like that!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. I love your New Look block!! I'm not a fan of trimming either, I find good music or a fun audio book helps pass the time when trimming.

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  7. I think you just designed a new block!

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