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.
  Pin It Now!

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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comment. I appreciate every one. If you do not hear a reply back from me, it could be that you are a no-reply, or that Google/Blogger has changed something (again!) making it impossible to respond back to you. If you want a reply because you asked a question, please fill out the Contact Form located on the right side of the blog and I will respond to you that way. Thank you for stopping by!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...