Then I ran across the Steam Punk quilt along and the Flickr group established to encourage participation. You can find the Flickr group started by GoneAussieQuilting Here. It's not a swap and there's no requirement to make any specific number of blocks. And, did I mention that I love this block? It gives me the opportunity to use some of my most favorite fabrics and also to try working with a less vibrant color palette. I jumped in!
I purchased the pattern and then I purchased a set of templates and a 28mm rotary cutter to make my life a little easier. I love this block - oh, I already said that...
These little beauties arrived in the mail last week.
Here is my first block:
The center circle will be hand appliqued on later. Right now, I'm just focusing on the machine portion of the blocks.
I woke up about 4 a.m. this morning and wandered into my sewing room just to have a little look-see at the next block (do you ever do that?) I had made a choice of fabrics the night before but went to bed before I did any cutting. I sat down and started cutting out the pieces. After an hour I decided I had better go back to bed or give up sleeping completely. I opted for going back to bed!
I should be able to get block 2 completed tonight and perhaps block 3. I'm getting faster at the cutting and sewing aspects and I've lined up 4-5 fabric combos for additional blocks. Now it's about production!
Maybe you should jump into this quilt along and join in the fun.
Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.