Sunday, January 31, 2016

Preparing for February...

The Chuck Nohara blocks for February will be...


Elizabeth's picks...


and mine...


 #1024 needed to be enlarged by 170%,

while the others,

 the commonly used 260%. 

Now to decide the best method to construct them...

That's the hard part for me!


And I see some more Glitter blocks in my future too!


This little ruler, which Elizabeth sent me, 

 helps me mark my 1/4" pivot point for the 'y' seam!


Is anyone else making these blocks?

Happy days!

SUZ

13 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret these blocks! They're great blocks for expressing your own style. And the Glitter blocks are coming along so nicely!

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  2. Your blocks look fantastic Susan.

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  3. Your glitter blocks are so pretty - that background blue is such a lovely colour.

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  4. Dare I say these blocks all look challenging. I especially love the bottom batch!

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  5. They look so tricky but you have made them beautifully

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  6. They are lovely but look hard.
    You do have a lot of patience.

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  7. If it was me making the CN blocks I would probably foundation paper piece as much as I could and then applique the curved bits, although looking at the blocks they are only gentle curves so could probably be pieced as well, have fun.

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  8. Your 'glitter' blocks look very pretty! Handy little ruler too. I use the 'needle down' option for y-seams, which also helps when stopping at that 1/4' spot & pivoting.

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  9. Great glitter blocks.
    What size CN are you doing?
    Look forward to seeing.

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  10. Go Glitter, go! Loving these pretty blocks, Susan and excited to see your fabric choices for the next Chuck Nohara blocks.

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  11. Love those glitter blocks, I have always thought Y seams were daunting, but seeing your block broken down, it looks marginally more manageable.

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  12. Chuck has a block numbered 1733? Eeek! How many blocks are in that book?!
    I have cut out a Jen Kingwell steampunk block, but I doubt I will be able to sew until mid-February now. Is that close enough to Glitter? :)

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  13. I'm not making them but have enjoyed seeing them develop. It will be fun to see them all together eventually.

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