My next set of blocks for the 350 Blocks Project . . . I’m feelin’ pretty good about this so far!
These are both for my 36-Patch quilt from Amanda Jean‘s quilt-along. I started out really well back in the summer, but faltered along the way. I’d really like to get it done soon, though. I need to count how many more I have left to make.
I may have mentioned (several times) that my sister and I are both doing all of the Kansas City Star BOMs from every year since they started doing them again. My sister has them all done, and is working on the current one, while I am woefully behind. This is part of my effort to catch up on those . . .
Victoria posted a tutorial on this block on the 15 Minutes Play site, and I fell in love with it immediately. I knew I had to make at least one, but I now realize after this first one that I’ll be making an entire quilt of them — an entire large quilt of them. So fun! You can do this, too. Hop on over to the 15 Minutes Play site and look at all the blocks made by others and get yourself the tutorial.
I’m ever so slightly addicted to these. I got started and couldn’t stop. Luckily, a customer deadline made me leave them alone after this second one . . . OK, so I have a third cut out already . . . but they’re so fun!
Using the little 1 1/2″ squares from this block for leader/enders while I was piecing everything else, got me so close to done with this block, that I went ahead and finished it up while I was at it.
It takes a long time to sew 225 little 1 1/2″ squares together, but doing it this way, it didn’t seem like it. I don’t know how many of these I have finished now. I think this is number 4 maybe. I’ll dig the others out and show you more of this quilt later.
I was afraid I wasn’t going to get enough blocks done, so I weenied and made a 9-patch. Considering I need almost 200 9-patches for this quilt, each and every one counts, so it’s OK, right? It’s made from 2″ squares. I have a bin . . . the lid was bulging, so I dug out some matching ones and am making a simple 9-patch quilt. The blocks finish at 4 1/2″. And they’re all wild, so I’m calling it my Wild Nine-Patch. I’ll show you more on that one later, too.
Bonus blocks this week:
It turns out, my fears of not getting enough blocks made this week were unfounded, because I actually finished 5 others . . .
And the center of my Made in Cherry Cowboy quilt:
I’ll add these pictures to the Flickr Group tomorrow. Then I have to get started on the next batch! How are you doing with your 350 blocks this year?