Can you believe that we're already at Day 7 of the Blog Hop? The week has flown by and it's now my turn to share the blocks I've sewed up. I've been so inspired by my fellow sewists in this Blog Hop. I hope to do the same for you!
Without further ado, here's my little line-up of blocks...
The Texas Star Block!
|"Texas Star" 12.5" Block from Blue Elephant Stitches (for template, click here and the tutorial, click here).|
|"Berry Patch"; 10.5" block from Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins|
That led to experimenting with possible layouts for these simple to make blocks...
The final block I'm sharing with you is more "modern" and required no template, no strip piecing, just simple "slice and stitch" construction. Plus with only four fabrics in a block, I was encouraged to use some larger scaled fabrics to make it bold.
|"Rain or Shine" Block; 10.5" (I made it slightly larger than the 10" finish given in the book) from The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman|
|Going bold in Red, White and Blue!|
The bonus in making more than one block? The delight in discovering that placed side by side, an interesting and decidedly scrappy second pattern emerged. You do know where this is headed, right? ;o)
I'm currently up to 12 finished blocks (only 8 of them shown below) and believe a new quilt is now underway (funny how it sneaks up on me like that! LOL).
Thanks so much for stopping by today. It's been a pleasure to share with you!
Please be sure to pop by all the blogs listed below to see what they have to share...
sew me something good (you're here!)
** P.S. Jane has the master list for all the blog stops on this hop. Click the button at the top left of her blog to make sure you don't miss any of the fun! There's another week of hopping left... enjoy.
Huge thanks to Jane and Mdm Samm for putting this fantastic hop together. Many thanks to my fellow sewists for sharing their wonderful blocks. My "to-sew" list is being greatly added to, thanks to you! LOL