Sunday, August 4, 2013

August Blocks

Making August blocks

The beginning of  a new month means working on some blocks and our Across The Pond Sew Along project!

It's never too late to jump into "the pond" with us and start a project!

It is Amy's turn to choose a project, and she has picked
Pinwheels for the August theme!
Amy's blog, Amy Made That! has a beautiful variety of pinwheels, where you will be inspired and can  even find a specific project to make.  Amanda, of The Patchsmith, is working on her pinwheel project, and will be blogging about her pinwheel soon.

I have noticed some cute patterns that use pinwheels.

Allison, at Cluck Cluck Sew  has a pattern called   Peppermint Twist:

 Photo from Cluck Cluck Sew    Peppermint Twist   by Cluck Cluck Sew
Aren't these lines  so sharp and clean?  I would love to make this some time.
She also has blogged about making a pinwheel table runner.... isn't this beautiful?

' very busy table runner '  by Cluck Cluck Sew
photo from Cluck Cluck Sew

I made this cute little pincushion last week, and realized it actually formed  a 'squared -off shape' pinwheel.
It is a free  pattern from Very Berry Handmade :

Quick-pieced Pincushion by Ali   of Very Berry Handmade
photo by Very Berry Handmade

Here is my little pincushion.  It is a fun and fast little project to make! It is great for scraps. It measures just under 3 inches by 3 inches.
Susie's  Quick Pieced Pincushion   ... see the squared pinwheel
I hope to make a table runner or a mini wallhanging later this month, using pinwheels. 
You can see what other pinwheel projects are being created in our ATPSA Flickr group.   Join in and put your ATPSA project in the group to share.

Next,  onto the block I made for the August Modern Blocks Quilt A Long   at  And Sew We Craft....

BoM at And Sew We Craft
Alyce,  from   Blossom Heart Quilts , introduced the Quatrefoil quilt block for August.  
It is on page 150 of the book, "Modern Blocks", compiled by Susanne Woods.

Alyce's  Quatrefoil    block
photo by Blossom Heart Quilts
I had fun making this block.  It came along pretty fast.

Susie's Quatrefoil  block for Aug.  design by Solidia Hubbard

I am enjoying this Block of the month from the book.  I think because I am making blocks that I would not normally "venture out" to try on my own!

May and June blocks


July and August blocks

Modern Blocks so far....
Hope you are having a wonderful summer .... filled with summer breezes and pinwheels!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Oh, so many fabulous blocks in this single post!!! I'm ready to start my pinwheel block this minute and am so glad I checked in first, for some inspiration!

  2. Susie, pinwheels are my absolute favorite block! But I love all the blocks you've made so far. They'll make into a great quilt for sure. You almost talked me into getting back to sewing my pinwheel quilt.......but I'm so hung up on paper crafts right now! Dangit anyway! LOL

  3. I love your pin cushion! The colors are so perfect and make me happy to look at!! And your is gorgeous!!

  4. I love your Quatrefoil block! Especially the Stitch fabric.

  5. Your modern blocks are looking so fresh and springy :-)


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