Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Giving in to temptation!

I have finally cracked and started a new project. I had the Camelot pattern for a while, but wanted to finish a couple of UFOs first before indulging. Here's my first hand pieced block.

Then I  made this paper pieced block for a charity quilt our Tuesday group is putting together (pattern can be found here). The idea is that each month one of the members chooses a block and preferably a new technique to teach the ladies who are new to quilting. Anybody who is interested can sew along. 

For July I sewed this block for the Hasenbach Challenge; it's rather small, only 6 by 6 inches, 
as well as this block, which isn't a challenge block, but will be include in my winter quilt. 
All the blocks I've made so far. 
I can't believe that August is already upon us. Tomorrow my daughter is arriving and I suspect I won't have much time for sewing for the next couple of weeks.

I hope your week is going well.
Vreni xx                                                                   Follow on Bloglovin


Cathy said...

Oooh I too am tempted by Camelot, for now I will enjoy watching yours. Love the blocks your winter quilt is going to be amazing. xo

Heather said...

Some beauties there. I have had the Camelot pattern for quite some time and just have not got to it. I look forward to seeing yours grow!

Rosa said...

Beautiful blocks and your winter quilt is going to be fabulous.
I´ll follow your progress on Camelot quilt.Happy sewing!

Judy H said...

I received my copy of Camelot last week and it is sitting there staring at me. I have to get a couple of other projects out of the way first.

Valomea said...

Hi, Vreni,
wounderful blocks have you sewed. I like the motivs from the winterquilt too, but I must sew it in the winter :-)
PS: sorry for my english...

Donna~~ said...

Your winter blocks look great together. I'm slowly working on a King George quilt, which is similar in nature to Camelot. They are fun (though complicated) blocks to do.

Tammy said...

Great blocks.

Cattinka said...

Hallo Vreni,
Deine Hasenbach Blöcke sehen zusammen super aus!
Ich wünsch Dir viel Spaß beim Nähen in Deiner PW Gruppe mir gefällt euer Projekt jeden Monat einen neuen Block zu "lernen" und Dein runder Block sieht schön, aber auch sehr aufwändig aus.

Lynda said...

Your winter quilt is sure beautiful. I look forward to seeing it all sewn and quilted. Absolutely love the blue star block. Great fabrics. Enjoy your daughter's visit. I know what you mean about not getting down to sew with company. My daughter and her family moved in a year ago and I don't think I've spent much time at my machine since they moved in!

Heather said...

Love the colours in your Camelot block. Those cute houses with snow on the roof look awesome.

Janet said...

Oh I love your winter blocks, they look so great together. The Camelot quilt is a beautiful pattern, you've made a good start.

FlourishingPalms said...

Your Camelot block is perfection, Vreni! That center couldn't be more accurate. The fabrics look like something from Jenny Beyer. As for your winter blocks... well, all I can say is charming. It's evident there's a lot of paper-piecing in each of those little squares. Your fabric selections are beautiful. Do enjoy your daughter's visit. As the years seem to be rushing by, that time spent together is precious.

Geli said...

Beautiful blocks. I loved it!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Vreni,
die Winterblöcke sehen sehr toll aus, und das ohne echte "Winter"-Vorlage :)
Den Block nähe ich im August und kann schon mal mir eine Anregung bezügl. der Gestaltung holen.
Der Handgenähte runde Block ist schon eine ordentliche Aufgabe. Prima, wenn es dann gelingt.
Viele sonnige Grüße

Julimond said...

Liebe Vreni
das sind sehr schöne Blöcke für deine Gruppe.
Und deine Hasenbachidee mit den Tannen. Klasse.
Ich habe noch gar keinen Plan, wie ich das zusammensetzen will. Ich glaube, ich mach die Sterne gar nicht. Mal schauen, es ist ja noch zu heiß, um sich über den Winter Gedanken zu machen.
Ganz liebe Wochenendgrüße

Petras Kramkiste said...

Hallo Vreni,

deine Blöcke zur Challenge mit Schnee sehen auch mitten im Sommer toll aus, auch deine neuen Blöcke gefallen mir sehr gut.

Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende! Petra

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow Vreni, what great blocks!

Shirley said...

What a great start to your Camelot Quilt Vreni and your paper piecing project is looking wonderful. Keep up the good work. Have fun with your visitors..

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Vreni -- I love the Camelot quilt -- I can't wait to see your progress. Loving those winter blocks -- that's going to be a cute quilt. Hope you're having fun with your daughter!

Deborah said...

Hallo Vreni,
Deine Winterlandschaft sieht einfach toll aus, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Ich werde im September auch bei dieser Challenge teilnehmen. Liebe Grüsse aus Italien