I didn't play around with this block like I have on some of the others. I could have turned the blocks to have them facing different directions, but I don't think it would have been what I was looking for. I used the Cake Stand block to make a "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets. You can purchase these quilts here on my website.
Another impressive quilt block from "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". The Underground Railroad block isn't hard, but I wouldn't attempt it if this is your first quilt. I say that only because it doesn't work up as fast as some of the other quilt blocks and you want to make sure all your points meet up nicely.
You can see in the picture the free motion quilting I did. This is something new I have learned by taking Leah Day's Free Motion quilting class on Craftsy. I highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn free motion quilting. That has become one of my favorite parts of quilting.
I made a baby quilt using the Underground Railroad quilt block. If you would like to follow my blog, you can click on the RSS Feed button to the right.
Here is another wonderful quilt block from "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". The only difference from the original block and my block is that I switched the lights and the darks. I wanted the larger triangle to be of the printed blue fabric instead of just plain white.
The next time I use the Whirling Five Patch block, I will probably use alot of different fabrics to change the effect of the quilt. You could really make this a dramatic quilt with the different lights, mediums and darks you use.
The True Blue quilt block is supposed to have just two fabrics, a light and a dark. Of course, I can never do things that simple. My first attempt I had three fabrics. I didn't care for that, too much white. So I decided to change the center block to a dark and added a fourth fabric. I'm not sure if this changes the name of the block or not. Is it still a True Blue quilt block?
Well, I didn't leave it with the dark in the center. I think I felt like it was changing the look of the block too much. So I added yet another fabric.
Boy can I complicate things. When I saw the four blocks together, I really thought they were too busy. So... here we go again. I decided to put a white sashing inbetween the blocks and wanted to add a star in the corners. This is what I ended up with.
It turned out to be a beautiful quilt. My picture doesn't do it justice. If you would like to follow my blog, just click on the RSS Feed button to the right. On to the next quilt block.
Southern Belle is another great beginner block. It works up fast. Judy Hopkins' pattern has you use three frabrics. I chose to use four.
I made a baby quilt with this pattern. I am having difficulty with my camera. It just doesn't show how pretty these quilts really are. It must be my lighting when I am taking the pictures.
Wrench is another fun and easy block. I had a good time free motion quilting this quilt in all the white spaces. I learned the free motion quilting from Leah Day on Craftsy. I highly recommend this class if you are interested in free motion quilting.
I made this Irish quilt into a "Lovie Lap Quilt".
What fun I had with the Yankee Puzzle Block. I wanted to make a baby boy quilt. I had the yellow fabric with sailor dogs on it and the blue fabric. I love yellow, blue and white. I thought the yellow pinwheels wouldn't show up as much as the blue so I made the pinwheels blue.
That was okay but a little boring and you didn't see much of the cute dog fabric. So I alternated the pattern, making every other block yellow. I love the results.
For those of you who are new to my blog, I am currently quilting 200 quilts from the 200 quilt blocks of my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". In the past I have had trouble seeing what the quilt would look like from just seeing the quilt block. When you sew four blocks together, you often get a secondary pattern which changes the whole look of the quilt. This is why I am doing this project. I wanted a place where you could go and see what the quilt would look like.
In the book, Judy shows this block using just two colors. I chose to use four different fabrics. I like how the different fabrics give you two different pinwheels.
I had so much fun with this quilt block. This isn't a true scrap quilt because I didn't use enough different fabrics, but it certainly has the scrap quilt look. I love all the wonderful colors and the design of this block. Frienship Quilt Block is another easy yet impressive block. I will definitely use the block again. Maybe next time I will use a more traditional look with less fabrics.
I have just finished a Craftsy class of Free Motion Quilting with Leah Day. You can see some of the free motion quilting designs I have used. I highly recommend Craftsy quilt classes on line. Leah Day's class was so much fun. I absolutely love the free motion quilting process. Leah takes you step by step and makes it look so easy. After a little practice, I was able to get the hang of it.
This pattern made a wonderful baby quilt. If you would like to follow my journey as I quilt 200 quilts from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins", just click on the RSS Feed button to the right. On to quilt block fifty-seven!
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job three 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.