Sunday, March 28, 2010

blocks for nadia and wendy

doing single quilt blocks is about the right amount of crafty commitment for me right now. I can make one seam or two and then if I get called away, I can put it down and come back to it whenever I get the chance. And so... I'm all caught up! whew! Here are two blocks for Nadia:

I ended up using a gray solid from my own stash on the lion block because I didn't have enough of Nadia's gray in the right size. As far as I can tell, it's exactly the same shade of gray, but it's a slightly lighter weight fabric, so I made this easy block in case you want to swap out your own grays, Nadia. Also, a big thank you to my mom who fixed the top block for me. I ended up doing a ridiculous amount of math to make sure the block would turn out 12" square and wouldn't waste any of that awesome woodsy fabric, but I think my seams were slightly off because the block wasn't square when I was done. I mentioned this to my perfectionist sewist mother and she fixed it after I went to bed. woo hoo!

And this is my block for Wendy. It was lots of fun! I was a little worried about it for some reason, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I added a little paint on the "shirt" because of my screen printing hobby. It should wash fine.

Thanks for these fun projects! Now let's see if I can get them into the mail!


One Shabby Chick said...

They are great! I love the "girl" block!!

Wendy said...

I love her! I thought of your screen printing immediately when I saw her shirt. Exactly what I was hoping for - a reflection of you. Thanks!

Rebekah said...

very cool! green and screen printing shouts Carissa to me :)