Saturday, November 26, 2016

Batik Star Block Exchange

I participated in another TOBE (Treadle On Block Exchange).  This time we made Batik Stars.  We have to make our blocks on either a treadle or hand crank.  I made 2 different sets, using 2 different hand cranks.

my first block

1914 Singer 66 hand crank (Lotus Decals)

my 2nd blocks

1927 Singer 15 hand crank (Gingerbread Decals)
I was so busy making these, that I forgot to make blocks for myself, like I usually do.  Thank goodness I got one of each of my blocks back (I did mention that I'd be happy to get one of my blocks back).

Here are the blocks I got back, from the 2 sets.







As you can see, I only got a couple of duplicate blocks.  Some used the same fabrics, but, made different star patterns, and, some used the same pattern, but, different fabrics, so, only 3 blocks are the same. 

I don't know how I'll put these together.  It should be a fun quilt (or two) when I'm done.  These blocks are all 12.5".

I have one more exchange that I participated in, that will be coming.  It's a pin cushion exchange.  I can't wait to see what exchanges there will be in the year to come.  I've participated in exchanges for several years now, with Treadle On, but, I haven't made a quilt with any of my blocks so far.  One of these days, I'll have to pull them out and start putting them together. 

10 comments:

  1. Amazing.....love your blocks, and they will make great quilt or quilts:)
    Btw, got your beautiful card...perfect for the season and thank you for prayers. Hugs.

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  2. Love your blocks. I'm always amazed what you all do with one hand to guide and one to crank. I don't think I could do that.
    Hugs

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  3. Beautiful blocks! What a fun exchange. My overall favorite block is your first block - I love how the gold intertwines. ~Jeanne

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  4. Love those blocks Cheryl. especially the first one. yummy.Block exchanges are fun.

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  5. Ok, I need to lay mine out tomorrow and photograph them. I made 8 extra so I could make a 4 x 5 quilt. Great blocks, all!

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  6. Beautiful work. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  7. They are all beautiful! Whatever you do with them will be gorgeous, even all of the different colors look so good together.

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  8. Cheryl, did you paper piece the first one? thanks!

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