I loved sewing crosswalk!
I used an Alison Glass Mercury fabric and the bunny print from Rashida's Mochi line was PERFECT for it.
The only thing I noticed I need is some starch. I'm not sure what this is so wrinkly?
This is probably my second favorite block I've made so far though.
My favorite part about this quilt is getting to use all different types of fabric in each block. I get to dig in my scrap bins for my favorite prints and use various manufacturers in one quilt. I'll be honest I'm usually a precut quilter or buy a fat quarter bundle of a line and just use that.
My Patchwork City quilt is based on color scheme though so instead of me picking a fabric line I'm digging through my stash for any prints that fit in my color range.
I've got Art Gallery Fabrics, Cotton and Steel, Moda, Andover, and a little piece of Emma's outgrown baby dress (the zebra) in this one.
I also did a test Donut Shop block and think I'll keep it. Now that I'm a few blocks in I can substitute it for a block that didn't turn out that great. You'll see that block in a few more posts if you're not on Instagram.
Tomorrow I'll post block 3 and I'm hoping to get a block posted each day until Wednesday (giveaway day).
Most of the Patchwork City Quilt-a-Long action has been happening on Instagram. I didn't realize there was a need to post it here until some people were lost and sent messages asking questions. I decided I'll be posting each block we've done here over the next few weeks.
This is a great time to catch up if you got behind (or haven't started)!
The first block is Forest Park and involves paper piecing. I didn't know how to paper piece before I started on this book so I did the whole adding seam allowance to the templates etc.
Here was the before trimming shot ( a lot of wasted fabric).
Here was how it looked after trimming. It's a little skimpy on one of the sides but still okay looking.
I decided then to learn how to paper piece and it's really not hard. It just takes concentration and patience.
I used this tutorial to get started:
It's still got some "special" areas but for a first paper piecing attempt I am not complaining.
Visit Kylie's blog here I think she's already started documenting her blocks and is ahead of me. I'll post the next one sometime this weekend.
Some other projects coming up-
Since we've slowed down on our fabric shops that has left us with more time for sewing!
*We are about to sew a Jen Kingwell pattern from the Spring 2015 issue of Quiltmania!
*I've started another Instagram quilt a long from Chuck Nohara 2001 Patchwork Patterns book (I'll post about that soon)
*Bee blocks have started rolling in. I was the queen bee last month so will post about the lovely blocks I've received so far.
Thanks for reading! :)