Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Smitten Blocks: Sew Ready Now For A Quilt

Slowly but surely, the Smitten Blocks are starting to look like a quilt.  It's been well over a month since I finished sewing all of the blocks with the exception of the side triangles which I needed to make  the paper templates myself since they were not included with the paper piecing kit I purchased. For the price I paid for this kit, it would have been nice if these twelve triangles came with it but I understand why since these triangles at the base measures over 10".  
Well, I was not looking forward to making these twelve triangles and I took my sweet time to finally realized they could easily be rotary cut--I just measured the width of the base and the height of the triangle, cut the rectangles, determine the center and cut along the 60 degree lines on my ruler (I should mention that I now finally understand how the degree lines) and voila' they were done.  I only messed up once and I still have all of my fingers.  Once the side triangles were basted, I was finally ready to lay out all of the blocks.
I had an extra block and decided that this one would be the one to be left out of the quilt.  I chose this one because I thought it would stick out because of all of the light diamonds on the outside and thought I could make a pillow with it.  I realized that the two girls in the center hexagon reminded me of my friend Carol and I--Carol is the reason why I am making the Smitten quilt.I thought I could give it to her but I decided I would just send her the paper pieces and fabrics so she can make it herself after she finishes her Smitten blocks.  I really do like this block.

I see plenty of late night sewing while finishing binge watching  Blue Bloods. I'm only on season two and still have five seasons left, so hopefully the top could be sewn together by the time I finish watching all of the episodes.  I'm keeping my fingers crosses even though I know my fingers are going to be sore.

Linking up with KokaQuilts: Sew Stitch Snap Share

15 comments :

  1. Rose, these are beautiful! Perfection!

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  2. Oh my, these are absolutely beautiful! So precise and perfect! I can't wait to see it in the finished quilt.

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  3. It is going to be stunning! Funny, I don't think I would have chosen some of those fabrics by themselves, but they look great all together. I like the little orphan block too. How about using it as a label on the back?

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  4. Such great blocks! How wonderful to be so close to a finished quilt top!

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt--(definitely has that Swoon factor lol)....hugs, Julierose

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  6. The blocks have come together nicely. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. And your extra block will be such a nice surprise for your friend. What did we do before we could binge watch shows? Just keep sewing and you will be finished in no time.

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  7. Goodness, such a lovely quilt! I love your colour combo, and the b&w gingham is perfect for those setting triangles. How long all up would you say it has taken you to make all those pretty blocks? Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE"

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  8. What a gorgeous collection of blocks!!! I really like the fabric you've selected for the triangles! Yay for keeping all your fingers and for binge watching..haha!

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  9. These are all great blocks Rose! can't wait to see the quilt come together!

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  10. This is looking fabulous, it will be a real heirloom piece once it is finished. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHare.

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  11. I love the blocks! Yay for binge watching shows! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  12. I L.O.V.E this quilt Rose! I love everything about it- the colours, the design the checked border! Lucky Carol- she will have a beautiful block to remind her of your friendship!

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  13. Rose you have done an excellent job. These blocks look so detailed with all your fussy cutting. Can hardly wait to see the finish!

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  14. Gosh, it's so pretty! You have done so much. I feel terrible I have paused halfway! You have inspired me to get going again!

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    1. Thank you for visiting! After a long break, I have finally started sewing them and have two rows done, not hard but somewhat tedious sewing the rows together. I really can't wait until the top is finished.

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