Some Random block fun…

I am desperately playing catch up on my Bee blocks and other projects that have been sitting around too long.

First up I have caught up on my Do.good.stitches blocks which included this fun ditty…

pinwheel blockA wonderful wonky pin wheel.  The pattern is from Greenleaf Goods who have a great tutorial on their site.  It was a fabulous scrap buster and I am looking forward to doing my own version.

Pinwheel blocksThe other do.Good.stitches block that I have just finished up is the fabulous Granny Square block by Blue Elephant Stitches.

Granny Square 1I have made this block a couple of times but love the instructions that my fellow Bee member added… Heather told us to make the white squares extra long… we added 3/4 of an inch to the pattern.  This extra wiggle room makes trimming the block so much easier than the original pattern.

Granny square 2We also used 3 inch blocks instead of 2 1/2 inch squares and I am now fired up to use some of my 3 inch square scraps to make more of these blocks.  But first I have to finish my original Granny Square quilt.

My Granny Square quilt is still on my 2014 To Do list but this week I did make some progress on the list … I am determined to finish my Denyse Schmidt Zakka flower quilt.  I have made the last of the blocks…

Zakka flower blockAnd now I am onto sashing.  I am hoping to have the top done for a Finish Friday… really hoping.

And of course because it is Wednesday I am linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced..

19 thoughts on “Some Random block fun…

  1. WOW! These blocks are really lots of fun. But the wonky pinwheel!! What a lot of bias! That one looks like it would be really a challenge!

  2. You have been BUSY! So many pretty things… I love the tip on that granny square block- I made an entire granny quilt years ago from a print pattern, and the piecing was a pain. I might revisit it one day soon.

  3. I love the idea of increasing the size of the white squares on the edges of a granny square block. If only I’d learned that before I finished my top!

  4. I’ve just made one of Ayumi’s flower blocks as a hand-quilting practice piece. I am loving it. I used Tanya Whelan fabrics for a very girly-girl look. I think it might end up as a cushion cover for my goddaughter … if I ever finish hand-quilting it!
    Maybe one day I’ll make a whole flower quilt; they are very cute.

  5. Oh, all your blocks are so wonderful, especially the flower block! I’ve got to get myself going and make some ~ thanks for the inspiration!

  6. What a great idea, to make the white squares on the granny blocks a bit longer. Brilliant!

    I’m working on a Bloom-time quilt too. They are so pretty, those flowers!

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