Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #4 - Crow's Nest


The Sewcial Bee Sampler SAL is flying along. Lots of Instagram photos and so much fun to see how everyone else has done their blocks. I have to say, this is the most fun I've had doing a sew-along - maybe because Instagram is so "instant"! For this block I used a Kona solid (I think it's Tangerine!) and Bird Dot in cream by Windham.



Block #4 is Crow's Nest, a variation of one of my favorite classic blocks, the Churn Dash. The first time I made a Churn Dash was for a sampler block in my beginning quilting class at OK Quiltworks in Oklahoma City, where we lived at the time. Although my teacher was a "points policewoman", I will be forever grateful to her for teaching me the basics of quilting.



I redid my first three blocks. I wasn't loving my fabric choices, but now I am happy with the way the sampler is headed. I haven't added frames to any of my blocks, but I am considering the gray I have the block displayed on in the first photo.

It's never to late to join in the fun! Head to the blogs of Sharon Holland or Maureen Cracknell to download instruction for the blocks. Sharon and Maureen are designer for Art Gallery fabrics, and although I should have pulled from my stash for this sampler quilt, I have fallen in love with Maureen's Garden Dreamer line and will be incorporating some of those fabrics in my quilt.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, you are rolling along, even with the changes you made. By the way, I've liked all your versions so far. The gray really sets off the block in your first picture.

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    1. Hey thanks for the feedback Janine!

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  2. Your blocks are looking lovely Linda.... the fabrics look great! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  3. I love your churn dash variation with the pretty tangerine! It's too bad you had to redo the other blocks you had already done, but hopefully worth it in the long run. I love that dot fabric every time I see it!

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  4. You do such beautiful, precise work. Only once did I attempt quilt making. Despite measuring and cutting everything perfectly, things still ended up not matching.

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    1. Gosh Pattie, my stuff really never completely matches! It sometimes bothers me, but unless it's a very glaring error, I'm learning to let it go. :)

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