Showing posts with label Box Kite by Angela Pingel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Box Kite by Angela Pingel. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Box Kite 2.0

I've done a little bit of sewing this week: Here is my second attempt at the Box Kite block by Angela Pingel from Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods.  A huge thank you to your comments and help last week when my first attempt did not work out so well. I'm very happy with this one!
Box Kite by Angela Pingel  - the 2.0 version
Next up is the April Bee Block called Potager by Yvonne Malone also in Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods.  The Nicey Jane fabric is so cute - too girly for me but fun to work on and send back to its home.

Potager by Yvonne Malone 
Next up on my WIP:
T-Shirt Quilt for Cousin - top done, backing & binding purchased
Camo bags for the boys - camo fabric in house, will use the Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern
Sew Happy Geek QAL - 12 blocks done, no further progress
Mug rugs for family and friends who have been so supportive

Dreaming of working on:
Dresses and skirts - fabrics and patterns are calling out to me to be purchased and made for summer. Yea summer is coming!

Please visit Lee at Freshly Pieced to see what others have in their WIP for this week.  Go see her Going Coastal quilt - I just love it.

Have a great day!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Need Some Quilt Block Help

If you are looking for my giveaway in honor of Sandy from the Quilting For The Rest of Us 2nd Podcastaversary, please go here.  The giveaway will be open until Friday, April 6th at 6pm pacific time.

I need a little help with a block I worked on yesterday for the Modern Blocks Bee I am participating in. This is called Box Kite by Angela Pingel and you can see the original block here on her website.  First go check out what the block should look like and then compare it with mine.
Box Kite block by Angela Pingel from Modern Blocks by C&T Publishing

My questions for you:

1.  In the original block all four points of each individual "box kite" should come to a point, not cut off like mine are.  What could I have done wrong to have these points cut off when I cut all of the fabric out correctly?

2. The "box kites" should continue all the way to the end of the 12.5 x 12.5 inch block - I added a black border to increase my block size to that dimension.  Again, what did I do wrong?

I am looking for perfection but I want to understand what I did wrong so I can either make another block for my partner and/or learn for the next time.  Any input you have would be appreciated.

I'm linking up with Sew Modern Monday and Manic Monday today. Please visit them both!

Thanks everyone! Have a safe and productive Monday,