One July Block from Helen

Posted by on July 2, 2012 in blocks | 5 comments

This was definitely a challenge….not just the sewing but finding light background fabric.  I want to be guideline follower so I hope that my background fabric is ok (it does read as a single color, light green, if you are looking at it from across the room – it’s not white like it looks in the picture)…..  This block is my 3rd attempt.  I tried to get too artsy the first 2 times but quickly realized that I needed to stick to simple (not as curvy as I wanted)…..hope to get at least one more sewn for July.

Helen Wahl in Nashville, TN



  1. I think you might surprise yourself if you work your way up to “artsy” with sharper curves. They ARE possible, but easier if you take baby steps to get there 😉

    Kudos to you for continuing to work on it !!

    • Thank you for the advice 🙂 Hopefully I will have time end of the week to escape into the sewing room during my sons nap time.

    • Helen, your block looks great. I thought my first attempt was just “beautiful” but it had the third strip crossing BOTH of the other strips — so it wasn’t as good as I obviously thought. I didn’t post a pic of it and it’s going into my orphan block pile. I use my random blocks as the centerpiece to tiny preemie quilts. It took me a while to get two blocks worthy of posting and including in the lotto. But of course I would never tell everyone on the World Wide Web that, would I? Blessings!

  2. I love your colours, Helen, and the block looks wonderful.

  3. I also meant to add that I know most of us don’t have those “lights” in our stashes because most fabric lines (and the quilt shops that sell them) are filled with “mediums”‘… no doubt because at some time some analyst decided that “mediums” are what quilters buy .

    This color way is the same as January’s, flipped, with more “light” than “bright,” but with some of the same luminescent effect.

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