Thursday, September 8, 2011

Underground Railroad Sampler

the September block is Monkey Wrench.
click here to see all my blocks.
24 pieced cornerstones. 0 since last time. 18 more to go.
and 128 flying geese. 32 since last time. 76 more to go.
HST's finishing the size of a dime. thankfully i only had to make 4.

7 comments:

Kay said...

We are doing the Underground Railroad blocks in my quilt guild & I am making mine 6 1/2". My monkey wrench block is coming out much bigger than 6 1/2" & I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've gone over all of my cutting measurements & they are right. Did you have any trouble with your block? How big is your inner block?

Messy Karen said...

hi Kay. the inner block is 3 in. finished. doublechecking it measures 3-1/2 in. before you continue was really important. also important was to measure the sewn bar or side segments before you continue. so on pg. 41 you should pencil in that the 2 in. segments should be 1-1/4 in. wide. and on pg. 44 you should pencil in that your 3-1/2 in. segments should be 2 in. wide. hopefully this helps.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely blocks and great choice of fabric...

Anonymous said...

I purchased the book and reproduction fabric but have been intimidated to start it. I'm a fairly novice quilter but maybe one day...

Sinta Renee said...

I really like this version of the Monkey Wrench! Double Monkeys! The UR blocks are turning out beautiful... love the fabrics too!

Shari said...

I just love your fabric choices and precision piecing... two fabulous quilts in the making...

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh great blocks. Fun to see you are doing the Underground project.