Quilt block fifty is called Double Sawtooth. I have this beautiful floral fabric I highlighted in the center of the block with the sawtooth surrounding it. Notice the diamond shape the sawtooth portion makes when you sew the blocks together. I suppose you could play around and have those different colors. You could also have the squares different fabrics and make them pop. There are many options on this simple block.
Quilt block fifty-one is called Double Pinwheel. Pinwheels are always fun. They make a great baby quilt. This is another easy block that can be impressive. If you notice on the four blocks, the center creates another pinwheel. So you have the darker pinwheels, the white pinwheels and the yellow printed fabric makes a pinwheel. Maybe this block should be called the Triple Pinwheel.
I did make this block into a baby quilt. I love all the different colored pinwheels. Have fun with this one.
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Quilt block forty-eight is called "Big T". Not a very romantic name but a great quilt block to sew. In the quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins", Judy shows this block with just two colors. I chose to use five colors in each block. I think the five different fabrics makes this block come to life. Maybe the next time I make this block I might turn the block and play around with the colors even more. I think I could have alot of fun with this one.
Quilt Block Forty-Nine is called Churn Dash. This is an easy quilt block with great results. I had that pale blue flowered fabric that I loved and wanted to show it off. I didn't want alot of other fabrics in this block. However, looking at the four blocks sewn together, I can see where I could add a third or fourth fabric which would change the whole look. I will definitely have to give that a try the next time I use the Churn Dash block.
I made this block into a "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets. You can purchase the "Lovie Lap Quilt here on my website.
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On to quilt block number 50!
Anvil is another very easy block, great for beginners. There are half square triangles and squares. I chose just two fabrics, one light and one dark.
Take a look at the four blocks together. Notice how you get that wonderful design in the center. It is almost like a reverse anvil block. You could use alot of different fabrics, different colors for each block. That would give your quilt a whole different look.
It's hard to believe it has been a whole year since I started my quilt project. I have been quilting one quilt from each block in my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins".
I have made almost 50 quilts of the 200 quilt blocks. I don't think I realized how long this project would take when I first started it. But I am enjoying seeing all the finished quilts and I hope you are too. So here I go on to the next 50 blocks. Hope to see you there.
This isn't a very exciting name for this quilt block, but I do like the quilt block. It was alot of fun to sew. It's not a block that I would try for my first quilt, but it isn't difficult either.
You could have alot of fun with this block. If I were to make it again, I might have a different color for the half square triangles in each corner. The design you get when you sew four blocks together was a pleasant surprise.
I made a baby quilt with this block and just love the results. Take a look.
Don't you just love the look of a star pattern. I had this delicate rose fabric that I wanted to show off. I fussy cut the center square and used a darker rose fabric for the star.
Below are the four blocks sewn together. I made a "Lovie Lap Quilt" with the Sawtooth Star block.
Simplex Star is just that, simple. A great beginner block. It works up fast. Unfortunately I didn't put four blocks together to see what design it makes. I made a Christmas table runner using this block.
If you are just starting out quilting, this would be a great block.
Eccentric Star is another easy block, great for beginners. You are only dealing with half square triangles. Below is a picture of the block.
In this quilt I just used three fabrics. Take a look at the four blocks together.
After I had seen the four blocks together, I wanted to make another quilt using more fabric. I immediately saw the pinwheel in the center and knew that would stand out if I had a contrasting color. So I went ahead and made a second quilt. Take a look.
I love the look of this quilt. If I use this block again, I might even play around with adding an additional fabric. I could change the light color in the pinwheel. Who knows. Give it a try and have fun!
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.