Tuesday, July 14, 2009

AQB1 - for Barbara

our blocks will be combined with some swap-nine-patches.these are my blocks for Barbara at Crazy Lady Crafts.Michelle made this block using this large template after seeing Terry working on this quilt. go click on Michelle and Terry. lots of good stuff besides applecore templates. so. once i saw the fabrics that Barbara sent i wanted to try this too. so i ordered the large template. but turned out it was too big to make a 12-1/2 in block. then i found a medium template pattern. this Applecore pattern is also called Axehead or Double Hatchet. Michelle also linked to a pattern which includes the large template pattern. but if making a quilt i would recommend buying the acrylic template. there's not much budge-room when piecing these shapes. accurate cutting and lots of tiny pins. i should tell you that the medium template pattern actually made a 13-1/2 in. block. but i was able to tilt a bit and cut a very nice 12-1/2 in. block.now is there time to talk about the little block. of course there is. i knew i was going to make tiny-nine-patches to go with the swap-nine-patches that Barbara will be using to finish her quilt. i only had enough red to make four squares and i had not used any of the white and i only had a little strip of a green left after chopping up two greens that were sent and and then it was a bit boring so i added the yellow. why did i chop up two greens and then have to add some. well. you can't cut out an axehead shape and then change your mind and make it smaller. it won't let you.

9 comments:

Melanie said...

Ooo curves! Lovely workwomanship Karen. Sweet little 9 patches too.

Stephanie said...

Love the Applecore block. I've never tackled one due to all the curves. Love your colors and ute 9-patches.

Crazy Babs said...

Thank you sooo much! I love the little 9 patch blocks! You guys rock!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love your fabric. I've always wanted to make an apple core quilt.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love the applecore block, really love your fabric choices for the 9 patches!!

Eileen said...

hat is an awesome apple core block!!

Corrie said...

Your corners look perfect. Impressive.

Shari said...

I like the big apple core block - very interesting... and the little nine-patches - you've been busy!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The apple core block is a fantastic block...I'm a bit like Stephanie, are they hard to sew....thanks so much for dropping by my blog...