BlockFab - HD is a neat little Apple App that has a Library of Blocks. You can calculate material needed per whatever size block you want to make and each block is broken down into pieces with a quick explanation on how to cut the pieces.
Being new to quilting, my goal is to make each block in the app. Good practice and in the end I should have a quilt top of various blocks.
My For The Love of Sewing BOMs are almost up to date, in the piecing department at least. I still haven't gotten any of them quilted. First, because I didn't have the batting and now because I'm struggling with the free motion quilting. I'm beginning to think mine will be more lines and less free motion.
Block #1 Ruler
This one went well, just straight piecing.
Block #2 Spools
A couple of off kilter pieces, but hopefully once I quilt it they won't be glaringly obvious.
Block #3 Stitches
This one was a little less fun, especially the asterix. The bulk in the middle doesn't lay nicely. My cross stitches aren't the same size either, I have to work on slowing down a bit ;) I also had a bit of an incident with the iron. I left it laying plate down... oops. A lovely scorched teflon plate to deal with now. Just let your eyes slide on past any discolored bits.
Block #4 Chevron Star and Churn Dash
These went together nicely. I realized while doing the Stitch block that I was quickly eating up the material I brought with me from Canada, so made a trip to the LQS (Rose Crafts). I'll definitely be returning there.
April's block is going slowly. Partly because I don't have any freezer paper, who would have guessed it would be hard to find in England??? I've ordered some online and it should be here in a couple of days. I love Amazon :)
I'm finally settled enough to start blogging. Not sure why I feel the need to, but here goes... This past February, while watching the Olympics and chatting on Facebook, I added Quilting Blogs to my online activity, starting with my niece's blog, A Quarter Inch From the Edge. Thanks to Jenn (she'll always be Jennifer to me), I've found my newest obsession... Quilting.
I've done a lot of sewing over the years. With four kids, there were always Halloween costumes, play clothes and dresses to be made. I even made a few simple 12 inch block 'quilts', but no actual quilting went into them, just straight line sewing.
Knowing that I would soon be travelling to the other side of the pond, I refrained from jumping in with both feet and just read, planned, researched, signed up for and generally 'computer obsessed' about quilting. Fun in it's own right, I might add :)
Now, I'm a week on England's side of the pond, and the sewing has begun :) Well, a lot of cutting, piecing and ironing at least.