Thursday, 17 January 2013

patchwork blocks

I have finally got round to making or attempting is more like it some patchwork blocks. I am a follower of justhands-ontv which is a great site for seeing videos etc. It is run by Jennie Rayment and Valerie Nesbitt both excellent quilters. They also feature other well known quilters and stitchers and also go the shows and make DVDs of what they see then post them on the site You do not have to be a full member it is free unless you want to have access to all that happens there. I pay £6 a month and they have been making a sampler quilt for a while now, I kept looking but that is as far as I would get but on tuesday I made up my mind to have a go.   I am working with poly cotton as it is so much cheaper to buy for my samples and I have completed 10 blocks.

The first 4 are rail fence, 2 varieties, a 9 patch and a friendship star.


next 4 are shoo fly, monkey wrench, prairie queen ( I have to redo this as it is put together wrong but did not notice till I took the photo) and Jacob`s ladder.


The final 2 are Ohio star and card trick.


well there they are.   points not too good but I am still learning how to use the rotary cutter etc. but I feel I have got somewhere.

When I refer to patchwork books I see different writers give the blocks different names I am just using the names Varlerie Nesbitt uses.


Whilst doing this blog I have some parsnip soup cooking and will attempt to put it in the Kenwood which believe it or not I managed to get to work on new year`s day, whether it will work this time is another matter!

14 comments:

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

These are really good! I had a block sample book brought for me at Christmas and I would really like to try and make some up, I'm not everso good at getting the seams to line up properly though! Have you been on the Molly Flanders blog, Mary make some beautiful quilts! :) x

Createology said...

Your blocks look fabulous to me. I am new to this also and started some Farmers Wife blocks last year which I need to get back to making. Happy stitching...

Annet said...

You made some great blocks! And yes, blocks have different names or more different blocks with the same name!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I think you are doing quite well, and your blocks look really nice.

FlowerLady

Suztats said...

Looking good, Margaret! You have lots more patience than I do!

Pippas quilts said...

Well done Margaret They look great. I was once told that the only person that can make things perfect is God and as that is what I believe then I no longer worry about perfect just enjoy what I am doing and if I like it then that is fine. What you have created I would be thrilled with. Brilliant.

Queeniepatch said...

Lots of good news in this post. Congratulations on making the Kenwood do its job - I hope it worked for the parsnip soup as well.
Your collection of patchwork blocks is IMPRESSIVE!!! After doing the easier ones, you quickly moved on to the more complex. Great job! Which did you enjoy the most?

shirley said...

You blocks are fantastic you have really been busy Margaret.

I can imagine how tasty the parsnip soup is.

So glad you got the Kenwood going. Dont put it into the cupboard, leave it on the bench if you have room and it will always be there handy to use.

Jillian said...

To this non-quilter your blocks look fantastic. Good on you for having a go. You must be rearing to continue! I love parsnips, especially in soup, but I have never tried parsnip soup.

motidana said...

Loved the blocks Margaret. Dont know much about quilting , but I definately know for sure , that they have been made with a lot of love and labour. Looking forward to seeing many more of your creations!

Annabelle said...

Beautiful blocks and parsnip soup too!!

Susan Hook said...

You have been busy Margaret, the blocks look great with all the lovely colours and patterns.Thanks for the instructions on how to put a picture on my blog, I have managed to do it.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Margaret, Your blocks all look fantastic. Well done. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Judy

Anneliese said...

This sounds so interesting to do the blocks from a tv emission. And your blocks are very good in colour and variation.