Thursday, February 24, 2011

7.5 Blocks for Ailsa for March

Mailing my blocks out for you tomorrow! These were my very first 2 of this block - and I really enjoyed sewing it! Made two different ones, here's a peak at them :

Barn Door Swap Sneak Peek

Unsure how long it will take to get to you in the UK, but hopefully you like them when they do arrive!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blocks Recieved

I received Blondie's blocks this week, and they are just, if not more stunning in real life.  I even got the scraps and a charm to use to make something else, so thank you so much.

Now to get myself organised, I have some blocks to make

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Beginning of My Barn Door Collection

I've just received the two beautiful blue and white barn door blocks from Linda that she posted below.  I was so excited to get them.  They are the beginning of a fun, new quilt.

~ Karyli

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Making HST - Half Square Triangles - Updated

I just thought that I would add a little not about the Half Square Triangles.  I guess I really never read the instructions on how to make the HST or just thought that every one knows how to do these....  Well I am deeply sorry for those who do not - I was there in June and have now become a master at this....

Cutting your fabric:
Method 1
Light 3 ½” x 7” rectangle, cut 2 squares – 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”.  From the medium/dark 3 ½” x 7” rectangle, cut 2 squares – 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”.  Cut each square once on the diagonal to make two triangles.  With right sides together, match on light triangle to on medium/dark triangle.  Sew a scant ¼” seam allowance on the long edge of the triangles.  Press seam toward the medium/dark fabric

Method 2
Light 3½”x 7” rectangle and on medium/dark 3 ½” x 7” rectangle in half to make four squares measuring 3 ½” x 3 ½”.  Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light square from one corner to the opposing corner.  Align a light square to a medium/dark square with the right sides together.  Sew a scant ¼” seam allowance on both sides of the drawn line.  Cut apart on the drawn line and press the seams toward the medium/dark fabric.  Using a small square ruler, trim the half-triangle square to measure 3” x 3”

I have done both and methods and 2 works best for me.

I hope that this helps.

I have a few additions to add to this, I hope this will help

Two Blocks In The Mail

These are the two 7.5 inch blocks I made for Karyli.  She requested blue and white.  Karyli should be receiving them shortly as they went out in yesterday's mail.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hole in the Barn Door

the two blocks I sent out this a.m. :

the colors are fairly true with this image but look better in person.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Off and Running!!!

I have emailed all the swap lists out to who your partners are for this month.  So have a great time making your Hole in the Barn Door and new friends along the way.

I look forward to reading your posts a long the way and the blocks that you make.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Going to Start

I hope that all of you are excited about the swap starting.   I will be sending out the email next week of you you will be swapping with.  Once you get your partner, please make contact with them, just to say Hello or check if they prefer any colours.

I am so excited to get this started.