Monday, April 18, 2011

The Story of Big Little George

I really wanted to join in the fun with Lynne over at Lily's Quilts making a 

Big Little George block.

I couldn't print off a pattern as I barely have enough room in my little home for 

my sewing machine, let alone a printer!

So I resorted to my favourite foundation piecing book and drafted my own.

I have previously made Mariner's Compass and New York Beauty blocks but this    

one certainly tested my skills.....

Lots of little pieces that needed lining up and LOTS of curves!

I tackle the curves from the centre out...

pinning in the centre first, then the outer corners....

But still the unpicker got a plenty of use!

But I am fairly satisfied with how it has turned out..

It is a rather large 17 inches.

I have decided to use a number of blocks I have made recently in this 

blue/green/aqua/turquoise colour palette to make a modern sampler quilt!

What block should I make next?

All suggestions gratefully considered!

Happy sewing...



  1. WOW! I Love it...the Colours are Gorgeous..Great Job.

  2. Lovely colours and a great idea to gather your own blocks....

  3. This is going to be an amazing quilt. I love the colours you have chosen.

  4. I love the colours you're using!! I like the bottom left block.

  5. Wowza!! I love that block! And the fabrics are looks so nice with the other blocks! I love it and your seam ripper is too cute :)

  6. Turned out wonderfully...that is one thing I am afraid to tackle!

  7. I love your Big Little George block and think it's a great idea to make a sampler with your other blocks. I like to make sample "test" blocks and also plan to use my BLG block in a sampler with other complex orphan blocks I've made.

  8. all of your blocks look fantastic! how about a spiderweb or string block? i am in the process of collecting fabrics for my next quilt which will be a spiderweb ;D

  9. I would love to have an "unpicker" just like yours...where did you find it?

  10. Wow! You drafted your own!! It looks so great and I'm impressed!! I love foundation piecing but have never tried to draft anything of my own...maybe I need to try one :o)


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