Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Something New Sampler - Last Ones!

So our last blocks for the Something New Sampler!

Our first block this week was Improv Pinless Curves and comes to us from Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric!  I can't say I loved doing this one but it does turn out when you're done!  I did find it quite hard to keep track of my 1/4" seam and not have more of one of the fabrics than the other under the needle but I got there in the end!

The next, and last, block this week was machine applique, by Becky at My Fabric Obsession.

I've done plenty of applique over the years but I haven't done much with curves and I haven't used this particular method of stitching the pieces down using clear thread so I was happy to try a new technique.

I pressed my applique shapes using a template but next time I would definitely use the method Amy from The Cute Life did with her shapes which you can see here.  It uses fusible interfacing and would be easier!

I did also make some modifications to one of my earlier blocks which I thought looked a bit bland.  Here is it as it looked when I first made it:

and here it is after adding some sashiko stitching!

I'm much happier with it now!

Here the blocks are all together, in a couple of different layouts.  Ignore the green blanket I've laid them out on!  Not sure if I'm going to make some small projects or one large one yet but we'll see!

 So step one done, the blocks are finished! Now to work out how to use them!


  1. Sue, i love your blocks, seeing them in the flesh they look even better. I especially loved your fabric choices. They will look great however you set them

  2. Great blocks, I especially like the circles with the added sashiko stitching!

  3. Pretty blocks and they actually look pretty good on that green!


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