Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quilt UberFest, Block Progress

Block 1
Block 2

So remember my last post?  The one about how I was quilting the Quilt UberFest quilt but I hadn't made any blocks?  Yeah, I started to feel some quilt guilt about that.  So, I rummaged through my ever-expanding (much to my husband's dismay) fabric stash and found the perfect fat quarter stack to use!  I am using Bari J's Paris Apartment, by Lecien.  It is beautiful fabric, and I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Block 3
Block 4
I had this grand idea yesterday that I would catch up totally.  I would be able to do all 15 blocks, no problem.  I'm laughing now as I type this because I clearly wasn't right in the head when I set that goal!  Somehow I kind of forgot that I have a 5 year old and a husband to look after, and that food is kind of a necessity to survive and be able to function.  Needless to say, I didn't get all 15 (now 16) blocks finished.  BUT!  I did manage to get 6 of the blocks done.  A few were really quick and easy (my favorite kind of blocks!) and some were more challenging (block 6, for example).

Block 6
The theme of the quilt is half square triangles, or HSTs, and log cabins.  I don't so mind the log cabins, although sometimes mine seem to turn into more of a circular cabin instead of a square if I don't watch my seam allowances.  It's the HSTs that get me.  I swear they are the bane of my existence, but I am determined to do them and finish this quilt!  Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? haha

Block 5
Anyway, enjoy my pictures of my blocks, and keep checking for my finished top....hopefully by the end of the month!  Also, if you're joining in all the Quilt UberFest fun, be sure to join our Flickr group and upload photos of your blocks, finished projects, fabric selection, whatever!

P.S. - sorry about the weird photo placement. I'm not really liking the new Blogger photo thing....doesn't let me do so much as far as placement.


Judy said...

This is very pretty. I have the yellow/ oranges of this line but haven't decided what to make. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt.