Saturday, January 28, 2012

Swoon: Block 1


Swoon: Block 1, originally uploaded by samjoepics.

Class was so much fun last night! The teacher was fantastic and I learned a lot:

- How to make flying geese per the pattern, but also another way that uses uses a flying geese ruler template, and less fabric
- How to make half square triangles per the pattern, and an alternate way that uses 'Thangles'- That I need to take better care when ironing my blocks as I have been distorting them slightly (and that's contributing to why my points and lines dont match up perfectly)

I love learning new things!

In class I was able to make all the half square triangles and flying geese that are needed for the block. When I got home I was itching to do more... I spent the rest of the evening (and into the early hours) assembling them into this. And then doing a happy dance because I'm tickled with how it turned out! :o)))

My first 'real' quilt block!

8 comments:

StarSpry said...

Your 1st block looks great, Sam! I really enjoyed the class, too. I'm going to attempt to work on my block today :)

tinkers said...

oh my goodness!!! how pretty!!! I just love the colors! I'm just delving into quilting and this just inspires me even more!

Jeanie said...

Looks awesome!!! I can't wait to see more:)

Judy said...

Oh, the block is wonderful. Yes pressing makes all the difference.

Stacey said...

Looks great Sam!! I'm working on mine today!! Yay!

Yarny Days said...

Your first? This is beautiful!

Denise said...

That looks SO pretty. I've always wanted to try quilting but still never got around to taking a class!

andi said...

Wow! What an amazing 1st block. I can't even being to imagine how fantastic the remaining will be!