24 May 2017

Block 23/25 My Queen Size Quilt



"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. So now faith, hope and love abide, but the greatest is love."

This is a very shortened, paraphrased version of  1 Corinthians, chapter 13, verse 1 and verse 13.  Shortened to fit on the block.

My only regret with this one is... that my camera would take better photo of it! There are still visible chalk lines (blue) but they will wash out.  Honestly, these coral blocks are so pretty while also the most un-photogenic.

But: imagine a WHOLE QUILT quilted like this?  With encouraging words, details, scriptures, poems... Endless possibilities!  So much love!

Stay tuned for the rules of the giveaway, I'll give all the details on the last post (block 21).  This week I've been sharing the last five blocks in reverse order (25, 24, 23, 22, 21) so I can show you my most favorite block last (block 21). It has been very tricky to photograph, too, but I've done my best and I hope you'll love it as much as I do.

See other blocks here:

My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 18
My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 19
My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 20


Thank you!
Holly
xx

Pics below are extras for 'pinning'.








22 May 2017

Block 25/25 My Queen Size Quilt

Remember, I'm counting backwards now, so block 21 will be the last one to be revealed.  I apologize for any confusion.  The reason behind it all is that block 21 is my absolute favorite so I'm showing it last.


If you look in the top right corner, you can see where I wandered over from block 20 and just kept going.  I was in a hurry by this block, I just wanted it finished. If I went slower, relaxed a little, it would have turned out more smooth and uniform.  It would be totally fine on a patterned fabric.

Tomorrow's block (no. 24) is quilted with a pattern I've used before. It looks fun with the contrasting thread on the white fabric.

The links below will be updated to show all of the blocks after they have all been posted.

My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 18
My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 19
My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 20


Also, if you've read this far... I'm thinking I'll do a giveaway of some sort at the final block reveal. Maybe something like a quilted mug rug? Perhaps, perhaps.

Thank you!
Holly
xx








19 May 2017

Block 20/25 My Queen Size Quilt


This is called 'stippling.' It's a little tricky, but the only way to get 'good' at it is to practice.  There are many tutorials online through YouTube, and I'm sure you can find many through Pinterest, too.  I have a little ways to go before being awesome at stippling. If you're quilting on a patterned fabric, or with thread that is the same color as the fabric, any 'wrong way wobbles' won't be noticeable.

My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 18
My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 19
My Queen Size Quilt Block Number 20




A few days ago I decided that I would share the last five blocks in reverse order.  Eg, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21.  Block number 21 was the last one I sewed and it's kinda special.

See you next week with block number 25.

Holly
xx














17 May 2017

Block 18/25 My Queen Size Quilt


Five years ago I tried my hand at puzzle quilting.  So, it was only appropriate that I included it here, too.  Definitely mark out the grid if you're going to try this one out, unless you're going for a more organic look.

It was quick to do, you pretty much can't go wrong.  Even when you forget to sew a 'bump' (middle right) it still looks ok.  Every time I look at this one, I think about getting out my fabric pencils and coloring some of them!  It's probably going to happen one day.

To see other blocks from my queen size quilt, click below:



I have decided to share the last five blocks in reverse order.  Eg, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21. Block 21 was the last one I sewed and it's kinda special to me.

Tomorrow, block number 19.

Thanks for sticking around!
Holly
xx















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