Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Uberfest Block 12

So, here we are, October 12, and I have not been the the best blogger... but I've been here in spirit!
 
I'm super excited to share my little piece of Uberfest with you.  Calling my block Autumn Sun, as it is inspired by cool crisp autumn days, when the sun shines brightly(cause ya know, I'm a sunshine kinda girl).
 
Scott sent me these four fab pieces of fabric, from Nel Whatmore's Sleeping Beauty line, you can read all about it here. The rules said I could add in one fabric of my own(it's from my stash, no clue as to where it came from ;)  ) I chose a cheddar, or gold, if you will, so here they are:







Instructions were to include either half square triangles or log cabin.  Of course, I went to work trying to incorporate both.  My first attemp at rough sketching was horrible!  ...no fancy software here. ;0)
And one night on my way to bed it hit me. Thank goodness I keep notebooks everywhere!  This is what I came up with:







And colored it in with the kiddos crayons:







Really just a log cabing with the inside strips made up of half square triangles.  I could tell you how to do these but Miss.Print has done a wonderful job expaining it here.

After you make your squares, layout your block.




 
See? It's really just a simple log cabin. No rocket science here. Lol!  After you have all your strips made it's time to sew it all up!




 
Round one.




 
Round two, and all done. :)




Lights not so great in my sewing room(yeah, I know), so here's another taken downstairs.  Yes, Kandis if you're reading this, I know I need a "real" camera!  My phone STILL is not cutting it! :-/






The PDF is available for download here

You can find tomorrow's block by Erin Singleton of Two More Seconds  just by clicking her name, but you'll have to wait... ;-)

7 comments:

CreationsForEleanor said...

That is a really neat block, like how you incorporated the HST!

Sewgreen said...

What's uberfest?

I like that pattern!

Denise :) said...

HST are so versatile! Nice block. :)

VickiT said...

Ooh I really LOVE that cheddar fabric in this block. It really makes everything stand out. Thank you for the great looking block too.

Deb said...

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make a copy of the pdf file. Is the 4-share something I have to have on my computer to make it work? I "think" I downloaded it, but I can't find it. Is anyone else having problems with this?

daisy said...

thanks Jan - looks good

Nel Whatmore said...

Thanks for doing your block using my Sleeping Beauty fabric hope you enjoyed using the fabric. I am just hopping belatedly from block to block it;'s great to see what everyone has done. Warm wishes Nel x