Supernova Blocks – and I’m still alive!

Ugh. Whatever cold has been sweeping the Northeast crash landed at my place for the last few weeks. Being sick really sucks all the energy right out of you. But, hopefully, I’m back at full steam for good now. I have quilts to make! (And a turkey to cook!)

Even in the depths of sickness, I managed a little sewing, and hopefully I’ll get pictures of it all before too long. But for now, here’s one of the projects I worked on. (And I’ll apologize now for the indoor iphone photos)

A drawing Jo did of our quilt - Isn't it fantastic!?!
A drawing Jo did of our quilt – Isn’t it fantastic!?!

Way, way, way back in May, Jo from Riddle and Whimsy asked me to participate in the Supernova Friendship Swap. We quickly realized three things: We both have nearly exactly the same taste in fabrics, we needed to do 6 blocks each for a larger quilt, and we HAD to do this as a rainbow. Soon after we realized that it would be far more economical to send each other one package (she’s in Australia, I’m in New England), rather than 6 individual packages.

A fabric pull, orange through aqua
A fabric pull, orange through aqua

Then other deadlines snuck in, and I kept putting off making these blocks….so I ended up making all 6 for Jo in about 2-3 weeks, all at once, with the deadline looming. And to add guilt, Jo finished and sent hers early….

Indigo through Pink
Indigo through Pink
Orange through Aqua
Orange through Aqua

So what this all worked out to was I made one half of a quilt, and Jo made one half of a quilt. And being sick, I forgot to take a picture of my half of the quilt, just the individual blocks…. Silly germs.

Citron through Indigo
Citron through Indigo

Hopefully, the post will deliver the half of quilt to Jo soon…I’m sitting on pins and needles waiting to see it all sewn together.

Red through yellow
Red through yellow

Now of course, I still have to sew the exact same 6 blocks for me so I can have an awesomely rainbow quilt.

Aqua through Orchid
Aqua through Orchid

If you want to see more in process pictures and read more about our quilts, here’s the links to Jo’s blog posts. She was the organized one of our pair, starting her blocks early, posting about it….

Tips for cutting the Supernova Blocks

Progress being made

Violet through Peach
Violet through Peach
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22 thoughts on “Supernova Blocks – and I’m still alive!

  1. Yay for feeling better! I am impressed that you are making 12 blocks. We limped to the finish line making ours, but it was so much easier when I made a bunch at a time instead of having to relearn the block every month. Yours is going to be a stunning quilt!

  2. Maybe my postman absconded with it šŸ˜¦ šŸ˜¦ I do suspect it should show up this week though. it’s been two weeks since you sent it right?! I can’t wait to get it!!!

    Do not go catching any more sicknesses!!

  3. So sorry about all the icky sickness. Feeling that bad is extra torturous when you’re stuck at home and faced with all your sewing projects but not feeling well enough to do much. Bleck! I’ve been following the Supernova adventures of you and Jo on IG. I can’t wait to see the final product!

  4. I can’t wait to see the full reveal. I liked how you worked out with Jo to make just half each so you can put it together fast šŸ™‚ Great job both of you!

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