Friday, October 31, 2014

Di made a block!

Di is new to the group and has completed her block in time! 

Liz got hers done!

Here is Liz's Rotary in Bloom block.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One Block to swap ... frances

Cheryl's blocks

I made one block for the exchange.
exchange block
I made 4 blocks for myself.
blocks for me
I didn't use the washers for my blocks.  I appliqued silver material for the blades, instead.  I was thinking that the washers would make a wall hanging too heavy.

Felicity has made one block.

Here is the block that Felicity made.

3 More Blocks

We have two "Lindas" in the group and a Lyn.  Linda Te (both Linda's last names start with T) has made 3 mostly identical blocks to swap.  Here is a photo of one of them.  It's a little fuzzy, but you get the idea.

November Row Reveal

November's blocks are titled "Steam That Seam!"

Rules will be listed in a post on the first of November, so watch for them.
There are two irons to choose from both pressing a little 9-patch quilt block.

Moira - One block to swap

Finished my block just under the wire after having to fix a place where I'd goofed on color placement.

I didn't have a washer to lay on top so had to photograph w/o it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

if we stand on our heads we can see it properly

I can fix this one too for you.

It is too late to retake this picture and I can't get it turned so you will have to visualize4 it sideways.  So sorry.

How about if Deana fixes it for you.  Is this better?

Denise and Linda each made one block.

Here is Denise's rotary in bloom:

This one is Linda's:

Lucy is swapping 2 blocks.

Here are the two blocks Lucy is swapping for October.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Finished two blocks

One to keep and one to trade.   I used gray fabric for the washer on mine as I don't have time to go to the hardware store.   Also, on my trade block, I added a bit of batting under the handle to make it not see thru since it crossed over a colored petal.  This is my first swap with the group.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Susan: Just the Washer to Go!

I divided this over three days and it went pretty well. It was finished this morning when my friend Stacey came over with her Halloween towels to applique. There's nothing like sitting with a friend and doing handwork as you chat to make the time fly and finish a block!

Marilyn's Block

This is Marilyn's October Block.

rotary block

Here is my block for the swap.  I still need to make one to keep.

Lorri's Block

This is Lorri's Block

This is my swap block. I didn't have a washer for the pic, but my block is ready to send since we aren't sending the washers anyway.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Edith's blooming rotary

Here is Edith's blooming rotary cutter.

Blocks available to swap for October

Here are the blocks ready to swap for October.  I know there are more coming and will post them as they come in. 

There is a link in the right side bar to this post so you can see all of the blocks together as this post is updated.

If the picture is chopped off because it is too large for your screen, just click on it to see it better. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rotary In Bloom...

I made this right away but didn't have the washer for the picture.  I finally got the necessary components and here it is.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Correcting A Stupid Mistake

This is my second post this month.
I was so happy I had completed 5 Rotary blocks by the second week of the month. You know how time flies and sometimes your sewing gets out of control and at the end of the month you are diligently working on BOM's that need attention. 
Completing my blocks made me feel accomplished and satisfied. 
Well after my earlier post of my Rotary's, Deana contacted me on the side and mentioned that I orientated my blocks incorrectly. I thought I would have to deconstruct all those blocks but she came up with a suggestion to add one more (6) and the math would work out. (See photo above) So I made 2 more blocks. A correctly orientated block to trade and an additional incorrect block to keep. 
These are my two new blocks. See the difference? 
I will be trading the one on the left.

I am forever grateful to Deana for her suggestion. I love my Seam Ripper but it is one tool I seem to over use. So watch out girls, it was an easy mistake that could really have taken quite a long time to correct. Read the instructions twice and sew once.

This is really a great fun quilt, I can hardly wait until the next offering is posted.
Enjoy your sewing.

Deana's note:  
The difference between the two blocks is this:  The block needs to be 10 1/2" TALL by 12 1/2" WIDE.  She placed the rotary cutter so it was the opposite way.  It is an easy mistake to make, so double check before you applique the flower down.  All swap blocks must be oriented in the same direction as instructed.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Lyn's Rotary in Bloom

Lyn completed 1 Rotary in Bloom block for the swap.  The photo is a little blurry but you get the idea.

Cathy - Rotaries in Bloom

I managed to get my blocks done this weekend!!  I love these!  Thanks for such an awesome design, Deana.  All I have left is the handwork.

I'll be keeping this one...

This one is for the swap....
And I'll be keeping these three...
Can't wait to see everyone else's creations!!!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rotaries in Bloom

I got them done with a spare to share.  Love them!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I have received my sewing machine from Frances in Nova Scotia and it was well worth waiting for. It is a beautiful machine and very well made. I like the attention she paid to some of the details. Thank you, Frances.


Rotary Cutter Roundup

Pink Pok-A-Dots to Swap
Yellow Daisy's to Swap
Here are my 5 Rotary Cutter blocks I will be swapping the first two shown here. I made 5 total so I am going to make the larger of the two quilt designs offered.

 I hope you all are enjoying this swap, I loved the blocks I received from Daryl, Moira and Vicki.
Vicki also sent along an adorable hexie pin cushion.
Thanks Vicki what a sweet gift!

Sew On!Jules