Five Blocks in Thirteen Days

After celebrating a no- sewing day yesterday, I assembled the Southward Bound at Dusk block today. This is Block Seven of the quilt `Round the Year’ , free blocks of the month being posted on this blog from July 2013.

Block Seven, Southward Bound, Round the Year Quilt
Block Seven, Southward Bound, Round the Year Quilt

It took me unexpectedly long – almost four hours – to get it all together. But, I love this block! Now finally to piece Lollipop Candy, the spiral block…

The Mariner (Almost) Remastered…Days Ten and Eleven

Still to be assembled.

You get to see the block in colour only once it is assembled!
Block Seven -Southward Bound! You get to see the block in colour only once it is assembled!

These blocks are taking me about five to seven hours to make, beginning from printing to part assembly – none of them have been attached to the background as yet.
Tomorrow I start work on Block Nine.

Restful Day Five

I took about fifteen minutes to assemble the Mariner’s Compass outer ring of the Southward Bound block. I was delighted by the way it all came together so perfectly! I must take a picture and share how I think the seams should be pressed for best results!

I started to applique the inner smaller compass in the centre, but gave up on that. I think it will have to come on last, after the ring has been attached to the background.
I also cut the fabric for  Venus , which is Block Five in `Round the Year’, Block of the Month Quilt. For a change, I kept away the rotary cutter and used my scissors instead. After all, one of the advantages of foundation paper piecing is that one does not need accurate cutting!

The fabric for the Venus block is cut!
The fabric for the Venus block is cut!

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! If all goes as planned, I should  be able to show you my pieced Venus block tomorrow evening; it does seem to be a very simple block!

Southward Bound – Almost There on Day Four!

Just the final assembly remains now!

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It took longer than I thought! Now to tackle Two Dots and Candy Crush 🙂

Southward Bound on a Rainbow on Day Three

This is where I stopped today…

The needles are done- now to decide on the fabric for the wedges!
The needles are done- now to decide on the fabric for the wedges!

I realized that the orange and red wedges have been interchanged! But we’ll call my friend Jack tomorrow to set those right!
I will also decide tomorrow what fabric I will use for the wedges.

Now to watch some television 🙂