September doGood Stitches Blocks

For September's Promise circle do Good Stitches block we needed to make low volume with a pop of color wonky log cabins. Whew, say that five times fast. 
This is the first time I've made a wonky block, they're tricky little devils to do. It's really hard to get a wonky appearance. I didn't have much in the way of low volume fabrics so I just used the softest tones I could in the colors that the quilter, Megan, requested. 

Not too shabby. 

SewIntertwined Quilt top 99% done

Whew. This one was a doozy. Getting the center square lined up with the other intertwining blocks was quite tricky. I had to remake the center square three times before it was the right size to match up with the other blocks which was really frustrating. Once I got the center square connected it went much more smoothly and I actually got a little choked up when I was pressing out the final seam. It turned out so well! I still haven't sewn down the center dresden yet and I'll probably wait to do that when I quilt it....not quite sure when that will be. 

Sew Intertwined...almost there

I just finished up the intertwining blocks for the Sew Intertwined QAL and they look SO cool!

Here they are all laid out....

I'm very glad I didn't sew the dresden plate down since the center square corners are not matching up with the intertwining blocks. That should 'hopefully' be an easy fix. I wish I'd chosen a slightly softer blue for the solid though because it seems to take away from the prints a bit. Not too big of a deal though. Perhaps I can tone it down a bit with the quilting once it's time for that. I'm really excited to finish this one up.

A little QAL progress

I finished up all 20 of the HST & four patch blocks for the Sew Intertwined quilt and am really pleased with how they look all laid out. 

I made a couple of test blocks for the intertwining blocks. The lovely ladies hosting the QAL provided two different ways of putting the blocks together. Paper piecing or traditional. 
Test blocks
Traditional on left, paper piecing on right
Initially I was planning on doing the paper piecing method since I really like the precision you can get with paper piecing. However after doing one test block I felt that it was going to be too time consuming. 
I made up a second block using the traditional method and really liked how quickly it came together. So that'll be the route I go. 

I also sewed up one of the curves for the Totally Groovy quilt. It's a liiiittle bit wonky. 

Not terrible for first try but not terrific,  definitely worth a little more practice.