Saturday, November 15, 2014

Steam That Seam Iron Blocks

I made 4 blocks for the Quilter's Garden BOM/Swap this month. These are called Steam That Seam and of course are an iron pressing a nine-patch quilt block. There were 2 different iron designs to choose from. I chose to make just this style for now. You could make your iron pointing to the right or to the left or both. I made two pointing left and two pointing to the right. I also used rickrack for the iron cords instead of a bias binding because I thought it made the irons look more old-fashioned. Since the blocks each month are a mystery, and I do not know how I will set this quilt or how large I want it, I am making 3-5 blocks each month (swapping one each month) and then when the BOM is all over I can decide if I want to make some more blocks and play around with the setting. It was intended to be a row quilt, but not everyone will make it into a row quilt and I won't know myself until I have them finished and can play and experiment. This month's iron block was just so darn cute!


I made 2 of the blocks above. Since they are identical, I only photographed one. I am swapping one of these blocks.
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9 comments:

  1. I'm not a quilter (and I don't intend to start) but I'm always impressed by people's efforts with quilting. And in this case, you're right: those irons ARE so darn cute!

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  2. This block is cute, too, Daryl. Can't wait to see it all put together.

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  3. That's been a really fun sew and swap. Glad you are doing it so I can watch the progress. Your blocks are darling.

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  4. What neat blocks Daryl, I still use an old iron!

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  5. Daryl, your blocks turned out fabulous! You must have had so much fun choosing the fabrics!

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  6. I have several irons, but none so cute as these!
    Visiting from Val's Archives ;-)

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  7. THese little nine patches just made me smile!!!! THANKS for that today!! So cute!

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