Friday, February 10, 2012

February Just Takes 2 Blocks

The patterns for the February blocks from Just Takes 2 were up last week, but it took me a few days to get to them.
For the first of the month, there are just 2 blocks.
They mentioned that we should try and keep up, because the 2nd half of the month blocks will be more challenging.

Block #12
Finished size 12 1/2" X 12 1/2"

Even though these are traditional blocks, they are instructing us to paper piece them.
I've never paper pieced a block this size, but with a little practice I can tell my skill level is increasing.

On a positive note, with paper piecing the seams always match up clean and crisp, and the paper keeps the bias edges from stretching.

At first I considered making the flying geese block with a ruler, the way I've always made them.
But then I got on board, and decided to try it their way with paper piecing.

I have to admit they turned out very accurate.

I am pulling reds from my scrap pile, so the blocks will have a variety of fabrics.


Helen said...


I love your blocks and would be really interested in doing this quilt a long. Is there a way I could join?

I tried to follow some links, but I kind of got lost on the 'net.

Sure would appreciate information so I could join in the fun. I've tried a little paper piecing and it's incredible how things line up so perfectly.

Have a wonderful day!

~Niki~ said...

I always loved red/white quilts. nice blocks. i have a giveaway going on at my butternut street blog.
i don't have many entries if you wanna come check it out. fabric! lol. have a great friday.

karenfae said...

it really looks good. I guess I need to practice my paperpiecing more. I really need to get those blocks out now that I am done with the Dizzy quilt and get back to those blocks for machine work in between hand work.

em's scrapbag said...

They are perfect!

Brenda said...

I just got my fabric for this yesterday. Now I have to catch up with everyone else.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Just beautiful!!

Material Mary said...

The block looks awesome. Great job!!

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Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Boy those reds look great!