I thought it would be fun to dig through my button jar for the buttons on this block. I like the variety that I was able to find. I’ve collected these buttons over the past 40 years or so. I think my collection started with a few donations from my Grandmother! Do you have a button jar? Just starting to collect? This layout is starting to look really good!!
Introducing Loyal, Block #3 in the Friendship QAL. There is nothing better than a truly loyal friend who always has your back.
When I went to choose fabrics for this block, one of the options didn’t have a lot of contrast – can you see which one?
I have this nifty ruler from Wisecraft that helps a ton with value and being able to make sure blocks have enough contrast. It’s called the Ruby Ruler by Wisecraft. It’s a handy 5 1/2″ ruler and I love using it! Click >>here for more information.
One of my favorite units is the Flying Goose block. There are a number of ways you can make them. The version Amanda uses in this block is the stitch and flip technique, which gives you options for having different fabrics in each wing.
I also like to use the No Waste method for making flying geese. With this method, you get four Geese units that are the same.
I have a tool called the Corner Cutter that makes this method even faster!
Click >>here for the tutorial.
Use the coupon code LOYAL18 to get a special discount on the Corner Cutter Tool!
When I think of good friends, I think of warm welcoming smiles.
This block reminds me of the sun with the array of petals around the outer circle.
And because there are multiple layers in this block, it’s especially important to use the windowpane technique if you are using fusible web.
Introducing Block #5 ~ Honest. So many great friendship attributes! I can’t help but think about how being honest is such a special part of being friends. Everything from pulling threads off after a long day of sewing to helping un-sew a mistake.
I find that when I’m making a block like this, that I like to cut the triangles just a hair larger. Then I can trim to size and make sure I have full seam allowances at the corner of each square.
This layout is starting to take shape!
Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog for the free pattern and details on how to do the piecing. The next block is up on July 6th. I hope you stop by next week to see what I’m up to!
Moving right along with Dependable block #3. This is a block that is super easy to do. Just be sure your seam allowance is spot on for a perfectly sized block!
Click >>here to check out the Perfect Piecing Seam guide. Use the code DEPENDABLE18 for a special discount!
I know I depend on my friends and hope they can depend on me! It’s what friendship is all about, isn’t it?
Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog for the free pattern and details on how to do the piecing. The next block is up on June 29th. I hope you stop by next week to see what I’m up to!
This is a good block to use the windowpane technique with. The smaller flower fits perfectly inside the larger template. You can even get the center dot from the inside of the small flower if you’re careful when you cut. Now that we have a few blocks done, I thought it would be fun to show the quilt as it gets filled in. Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog for the free pattern and details on how to do the piecing. The next block is up on June 22nd. I hope you stop by next week to see what I’m up to!
Block #2 is called Trustworthy. Such an important quality for a good friendship! How many of you avoid paper piecing? It can be intimidating, for sure! Amanda has made this block a great one to give it a try. Two colors, alternating and you’re set. Trust me!
Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog for the free pattern and details on how to do the piecing. The next block is up on June 15th. I hope you stop by to see what I’m up to!
Have you picked out your fabric yet? I shared my blue and white fabrics last time and can’t wait to get more blocks underway!
Block #1 is called Fun. I chose to use fusible applique. I like to shadow the fusible web so it isn’t so thick and stiff on these larger pieces. I still need to stitch around each shape.
Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog for the free pattern and details on how to do the applique. The next block is up on June 8th. I hope you stop by to see what I’m up to!