More Gravity Fun

27 May

This week I’ve been focusing on my Gravity Quilt blocks, trying to get caught up for the QAL. Thanks to an epic 3-hr Davy nap on Monday (a holiday for us) I got a ton done!

Here are blocks 1-Horizon and 3-Orbit, all finished. I had previously finished the aqua Horizon and just started piecing the coral Horizon, but I was able to finish the coral block and cut out and piece both Orbit blocks!



This morning I woke up early and since Davy decided to sleep in, I got the pieces for one of the Constellation blocks (block 2) cut out – hopefully I’ll get caught up on that one shortly.

I also got working on my Bee Hive Quilt block – our May Queen bee selected the double star block. I was nervous about doing the no-waste flying geese since our Queen sent us the background fabric (Essex in Black) and there wasn’t extra if I messed up. I was very careful with my marking and sewing my scant 1/4″ and everything came out to the right size.

I started piecing it together the other night and made a rookie mistake – not checking which side to pin on before getting started. I shouldn’t try to sew when I’m tired:

At least I noticed it right away so out came the trusty seam ripper and I’ll get it all sewn together another night. I’m really enjoying the bee for multiple reasons – it’s a great skill builder, I’m using some color combos that I wouldn’t think of on my own and it’s forcing me to use some stash instead of hoard it.

Doing a couple of linkups –

WIP Wednesday with Freshly Pieced

Building Blocks Tuesday with Quilter in the Closet

Busy Hands Quilt: GRAVITY QAL



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  1. ann

    May 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful blocks!

  2. camilla

    May 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful fabrics! What a lovley star block. I can’t see any mistake unless you mean the text print not facing all one way? The gravity quilt blocks are beautiful too, looks a bit fiddly!? Great soft bright colours.

  3. Valerie

    May 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    You’ve been busy! So glad you could join us, nice to have you along…your blocks look great!

  4. Karen

    May 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Love the colors. Great start

  5. Laura

    May 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you!

  6. Laura

    May 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you!

  7. Laura

    May 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks! The top row is upside down in the bottom photo – the chartreuse print should form a star in the middle. Oops!

  8. Laura

    May 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you!

  9. Mya

    May 29, 2015 at 11:36 am

    You go, girl! What a fun way to use a long naptime!

  10. Laura

    June 2, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks! Definitely fun!