Saturday, May 19, 2012

The block that KicKed my butt

This month at Stash Bee we were asked to make a block based on one of the quilts from the Block Party book by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks.  The quilt is called "falling to pieces" and is by Ashley Newcomb.  

The block above was my first attempt at making this block.  The measurements are supposed to be 12 1/2 x 15 1/2,mine measures 11 1/4 x 15 1/2 ish.  Not to mention,it is Ugly,and backwards.  The "triangles"should be facing the opposite way.

So I emailed the queen of the month Jamie Lee to ask for some guidance/HELP!  She was such a sweetie,replied quickly,gave me step by step instructions,and even said that "it would be cool to have a different block".  She even said that it would be okay if it was backwards.

Well,I hope she was serious,cuz the second one is backwards too!  Although I don't think that I did the block justice,it is my best.  So I will be sending these on in hopes that she can at least use them on the back of the quilt.
One of the nice things about making bee blocks,is that you get to see if you would/wouldn't want to make an entire quilt using a particular block.  Although when these blocks are made correctly they are very pretty,I for one will NOT be making a quilt like this!

Today was our monthly quilt guild meeting.  The LQS gives a 10% discount on meeting day!  So of course I Had to purchase some things ;)  This is my First Ever FQ Bundle,and also my First Ever Solids purchase,Really!  Lately I had been wanting to try using a lot more solids in my projects.  (I must be the only quilter with a stash of solids you could count on one hand)  They are All Kona :)
After making so many quilts lately,I am feeling the need to make something else for a change!  Some of the ladies in my guild have these really cool bags that they bring their "show & tells" in.  While at the LQS I found this "Sassy Connie" bag pattern,which fits the bill :)  The fabric was already in my stash,the accessories were purchased today
This book should be very helpful with the above bag and any/all bags in the future :)


  1. Can't wait to see your bag! Perhaps at one of the next meetings!!

  2. Oh, I'm sorry it kicked your butt! That is so funny that one person's easy block is another person's tough one! I have a difficult time NOT making something wonky and have a hard time keeping things neat and even. lol!

  3. I like the block, even if it wasn't exactly the way you wanted. Have fun playing with your solid fabics!

  4. I have no idea what the block is "supposed" to look like, but I do love your version of it. I can't wait to see what you do with those lovely solids!


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