Sugar Block Catch up!

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I spent this weekend catching up on some of my Sugar Blocks!

2014 Sugar Block Club

The one above is the Febuary block called Explore. This one really got on my nerves! If I had enough fabric I would probably redo it. You may be able to see some distortion…I was trying to press it into submission:) Well, the block won. It should finish at 12.5″, but it is 12″. I am going to just make do and leave it. I suspect that do to a lot of seams that I slowly ate up a little seam allowance here and there and it caught up to me. If I have to I can border it and then square it up to the proper size.

MercySugarblockThis block is called Mercy.

This one I thought would be harder, but it wasn’t! I think I could have used more contrast in the star points….more red. As I grow as a quilter I am trying not to over analyze everything and just keep moving forward. Less ripping, more stitching. So this one will stay as it is too!

Now to finishing April’s block and I will be back on track.

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For all you guys doing the Triangle Quilt Along….

If you opted not to trim the zig zag edges of your quilt, Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts shared a great tutorial on how to bind those and work inside those tricky corners! This is a great tutorial even if you are not using it for this quilt, so check it out and say hello from The Sassy Quilter!

Binding inside corners tutorial at SewFresh Quilts

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  1. billiemick says:

    The fabric you chose for your Sugar Blocks is gorgeous!

  2. I love Baby Jane. I have most of a fat eighth bundle left after another project, and I keep wanting to buy more of it but I can never decide which prints or how much, so I haven’t yet. I’m hoarding what I have left until i find a perfect project. It makes your blocks look gorgeous!

  3. I love the colours you chose for the March block. I have both March and April in progress, then back to triangles…

  4. really like the explore block, not seen it before. will do a search on google to see if I can track it down. triangle rows joined up but one or two bits need redoing before I add a photo!

  5. Gorgeous blocks! I really want to do a triangle quilt but too many projects to get finished first!

  6. Lovin’ that Mercy block! It reminds me of the Granny Square, but with a little flair. Both your blocks are looking good. Lovely fabric choices!

  7. Great blocks – love the soft Colors of it!

  8. I love the colors you are using
    on the blocks. I’m in the sugar block club as well…still have to do march and April:)

  9. Hi, love the sugar blocks, and yes those pinwheels can be tricky….I found that when a pattern calls for a piece 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 I just cut it at 3 x 4 and trim after making the pinwheel,,,, and those star points they look really fussy……

  10. Less ripping, more stitching! I feel like we all need to have that sign hanging in our sewing room sometimes 🙂

  11. I have been seeing your triangle followers all over the place!! They ALL look great! Look what you have done to inspire people!!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

  12. Lovely blocks! I didn’t sign up for Sugar Block this year – still need to finish a couple from last year…so glad you shared the binding tutorial. I didn’t cut my edges straight initially then I started second guessing myself and was going to go ahead and cut since I had no idea how to do the binding….now I don’t have that excuse!

  13. What pretty blocks! There was a time I ripped & ripped every time I wasn’t thrilled with every little detail of my work. Not anymore, I’ve learned to let it go and move on. That is unless it’s a bad goof.

  14. Love your blocks Paula! I haven’t done the paper pieced block yet, I have been waiting to work myself up to it! haha! 🙂 Love how they both turned out! 🙂

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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