Friday, August 10, 2012

QuiltCon Challenge Block

QuiltCon Challenge Block {Design-my own}
QuiltCon is coming up in February, and although I don't get to go, I thought I'd at least participate. This is the block I did for the QuiltCon Block Challenge. I decided to try outlined triangles again. Flying Geese is my favorite traditional quilt block and I wanted to see if I could make it just a little more modern. I used the QuiltCon Kona Cotton fat quarter bundle. When the fabrics arrived in the mail I was totally inspired by the colors. They are so bright and vibrant. I knew that I wanted to do something that showed them off.

Last time I made outlined triangles was a total disaster, so I knew that I was going to have to find a new technique this time. I won't lie.  I had a lot of failures just trying to figure out the best way to piece this block. This was my third finished block. The first one was a total mess. Nothing lined up, seriously. I almost cried making it. The second one was much better, but the size was way off. I think I finally "mastered" the outlined triangle. The only thing I would change would be trimming more of the corners. That center vertical line was really tough to get to lay flat.

I'm gonna get this puppy in the mail today. I know I haven't blogged much the last couple of weeks, but I have been sewing- quite a lot, actually. School started this week. With no kids in the house, I plan on a lot more sewing time. I promise to blog it all!

8 comments:

  1. This looks great! Love your triangles. Maybe a tutorial when life slows down a bit? :)

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    1. Thanks! I have a thing for triangles, but I HATE working with them! I could probably be talked into doing a tutorial... :)

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  2. The triangles turned out beautifullly and certainly worth your effort. And those Redbird Bee blocks!! They are coming together so nicely. Super cool, Kyndra.

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  3. Your triangles are terrific!

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  4. I think I will follow you! I blog at www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com come visit.

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    1. Thank you so much! I stopped by your blog... and followed back :)

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  5. LOVE this block. Please oh please do a tutorial! Would one be able to draw it out on paper and
    paper piece it?

    Enjoy your blog and marvel at your talent, Beth in AL

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    1. Beth, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have never paper pieced, so that's obviously not how I did it. I'm not even sure if I could tell you that it could be done that way, but my guess would be that it could. :) I will try and post a tutorial on how I made it soon- probably in the next couple of weeks.
      Kyndra

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