While I enjoy making these blocks, I find it difficult each week to come up with something interesting to say about each one. This week’s block is called Rolling Pinwheel. So, what can I say about this one? It’s pink and cream. Yep, that’ll do.
501 Quilt Blocks
This week is brought to you by the Rolling Pin block. All I can say is this block was so fiddly. I ended up doing a seam wrong and threw my hands up in the air and went to bed as I had enough (and also because I couldn’t focus on anything close up so …
This week’s block is called Album. I dropped into the quilting shop at Wagga and picked up that gorgeous dark green fabric. You know, I’m still unpicking at least one seam on these things still. Sometimes my brain can’t work these things out.
Annie’s Choice is this weeks block. If Annie really had her choice she would have told me to use a bolder coloured fabric. Too late now and I’m not redoing it. But otherwise, this was actually quite a nice block. Shame I messed it up, really.
This week is the Devil’s Claw. Another very time consuming, small and fiddly block. I would not like to know how many hours I have put into making this quilt thus far. And because the back is a little bulky with seams, no amount of ironing would make it sit nice and flat.
I have no idea where they get some of these names from. The block this week is called “54-40 or Fight”. Whatever is that meant to mean? I guess it kind of looks like a ninja star? If you squint?
Technically I’ve been sharing these blocks for half a year! That’s probably the longest I’ve ever lasted at anything. The block this week is called Storm at Sea. I kind of like how it looks round, but with all straight-ish lines. I call them straight-ish because some of these blocks are quite dodgy.
I love this block so much! Although I’m going to subtract points for the 2 1/2 hours it took me to complete it, so my love is sitting at around 75%. The block is titled Blackford’s Beauty. Hopefully the next one won’t take me as long to make.
Ok, so I am back up to date and in order again This week is the Hovering Hawks block. I think the green isn’t strong enough for my choice of neutral fabric. Oh well, it’s done now and I have so many blocks to go that there’s no way I’m redoing it!
Block 19 is so very imaginatively titled “Untitled III”. However unimaginative the title may be, I actually think this is a pretty block. Maybe because I’ve used blue and it’s my favourite colour? Possibly. Again, I’ve slightly altered the block to make it easier to paper piece. It’s nice churning these little guys out again.
This week’s block is: Next Door Neighbour. It’s not near as embarrassing as last weeks. In fact, I quite like this one.
So much for my one a week should be manageable. This weeks block is titled: Untitled 2. As imaginative as I am. Yes, I am a little out of order. I got to week 17 and couldn’t figure out how to create the block, so I skipped past a couple while I worked out my …
This week is brought to you by the block Dutchman’s Puzzle. I kind of messed up with my fabric selection as the small centre windmill is meant to be an alternate colour. Too bad, so sad I say! I’m not unpicking any more of these bleeping things.
This week is the King’s Crown. Not quite sure what part of the crown this represents.
Only 480 blocks to go! Just kidding! I’m not doing the complete 501 blocks. There’s a whole bunch of applique and Christmas ones that just don’t make the cut for this quilt. This is the Windblown Square. I slightly altered it as I just couldn’t work out how to have a whole block in the …
The seesaw. Such an awesome thing to ride on as a kid. Now it just gives me a headache with all that jolting. How times change. FYI: swings make me feel sick also now.
This one is Grandmother’s Favourite (we all know that’s me, right?!) Ok, so not really, but it’s always nice to think you’re someone’s favourite.
Our block this week is called the Amish Diamond. I like diamonds. This block was so simple to make. If only they were all like that…
The block this week is called Road to California. I myself have never been to California, so I can’t say for certain whether or not it looks like the roads there. But I’ll take a guess and say this is someone’s very liberal definition of what a road looks like. Although pot is legal over …
This week is brought to you by the block Old Maid’s Puzzle. These baby blocks are coming along quite nicely and this is possibly the very first block I have made without unpicking a seam. I must be improving!!!