Nine Blocks and Counting…

Hi Everyone,

As the holidays approach we need projects that are easy to take with us and pick up (and put down) easily.  This season I’m working on my Sunburst Blocks.  I’ve already made one quilt, but I enjoyed making that quilt so much I’m going to attempt a bed quilt with lots of wonderful hand quilting and trapunto in the background.  Just like the “Twelve Days of Christmas” I’m going to attempt to make one block per day.

Here is what I have so far…

My first nine blocks. I'm using these colors.

My first nine blocks. I’m using these colors.

I’m using the “sequential” piecing method to make these fast!  Check it out on my website under “TIPS”.  It is the same way I pieced the little sunflowers only bigger pieces means faster sewing!

Sew the B pieces to the C pieces first,

Sew the B pieces to the C pieces first.

In goes the center!

Center circle has reference marks for easy piecing.

Center circle has reference marks for easy piecing.

Now sew the outside pieces.

Outside pieces are sewn sequentially, too! Yippee!

Outside pieces are sewn sequentially, too! Yippee!

Now a good press on the back.

Pressing the seams counter clockwise because I'm right handed.

Pressing the seams counter clockwise because I’m right handed.

Turn over and press again.  TEN blocks and counting!

Each block I like better than the last one!

Each block I like better than the last one!


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