Long Time Gone – Week 2

I am participating in the Long Time Gone sew along, hosted by Angie at Gnome Angel.  We are making Jen Kingwell’s pattern.

This week we made a block called “Square in a Square Stars”.  It was challenging, and generated 60 tiny HST units for me.  I was excited.

IMG_2933Here is the main block.  I used this fantastic Lizzy House mice fabric, and while fussy cutting my fat 1/4 I cried a little.  Not to worry, Pink Castle Fabrics has plenty more, so I ordered myself a few yards.  Three Blind Mice was always my favorite nursery rhyme.

Also, did you see what I did with those flying geese blocks?  The fabric says “ugly ducklings,” but they look pretty goosey to me.

IMG_2939With my leftover bits I made this block.  I think it is called chevrons.  I googled “hst quilt block” and this was one of the first images that popped up.  It was a good one to make with so many triangle units.

Here are my two little waste blocks together.  I think I will call them “sparklers” and I may end up doing several of them and making a mini quilt.  I flipped through the pattern, and there don’t seem to be too many more blocks that use the stitch and flip technique.  There may not be too many more bitty blocks for me to make.

So, after two weeks, here are my Long Time Gone blocks together, not to scale.  I am really loving the way the monochromatic color scheme is working for me.

If you want to see more blocks from this sew along, check out Instagram and search #LongTimeGoneSAL, or click here.


Related posts:

Long Time Gone – Week 1

5 thoughts on “Long Time Gone – Week 2

  1. You are using some beautiful fabrics, I love how you have fussy cut them. Nice use of your leftovers, if there isn’t enough to make a small quilt you might get a nice cushion to match the quilt.


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