Sunday, January 30, 2011

Block 7 - Layer Cake Quilt Along

My version of the Layer Cake Quilt Along, sponsored by Moose on the Porch, Block 7 - Designed by Celene Perkins, Perkins Dry Goods. Celine named the block "Spin Wheel." This was by far the most challenging block for me, however, I learned a lot and ENJOYED every stitch. I am pleased with the way the block turned out. The pinwheel points are not perfect and I believe there needed to be more color distinction in my fabric choices. I am learning quite a bit about hues and values as I venture further into this world of quilting.

My lone bird is facing front and center. Leave it to me to select directional prints for learning new quilting techniques. Live and learn! However, I do have a stubborn streak which has plagued me for many, many years!
The above picture is my favorite - absolute favorite! All of the seams in this block, which had many small (well small for my skill level) pieces - and lots of pieces on top of that - are laying down! - with NO screwed up seam directions! And, Mr. Seam Ripper went into action ONE time - ONE time - did you get that? - ONE time for Mr. Seam Ripper on this block.

There is no picture; however, I have my 9 patch lap quilt turned into a completed quilt top - just needs borders. I would have finished today but was not pleased with the border fabric I had purchased. That fabric will make something else one day and I get to make a fabric shopping trip! Yeah!


Barb said...

Your fabrics are just awesome, what a lovely quilt this will make!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful block! Congrats on getting all of the seams to lay flat - a great accomplishment and definitely something to be proud of!

Miss 376 said...

Well done on a lovely block. Have fun shopping

QuiltSue said...

That is a pretty block. Your seams are brilliant and the points look good to me.