Quilt Block Number EIGHTY!
Attic Window is quilt block number eighty. This is a simple block that gives you several options when putting the quilt together. I didn't take pictures of the different options, but you could have all the blocks facing the same direction as one option. By turning the blocks, you see different options.
Here is the pattern I chose. Sometimes the simple quilt blocks can create more options on your quilt designs. Play around with your blocks to see which design you like the best. The fabrics also can make a difference in which design you choose.
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Hi, today I'm going to be introducing you to quilt block Seventy-Nine, Louisiana. But before I do that, I thought I would show you the view I have from my sewing machine. I get a great view of my pool. I enjoy this view. However, on sunny days like this it's hard to stay in the sewing room all day. So after a morning of sewing I head out to the pool for some vitamin D.
Living in New Hampshire, we don't get a very long summer. We can only use the pool June, July and August. So when we have a beautiful day like this, I take advantage of it.
If you are new to my blog, I am currently making 200 quilts using the 200 quilting blocks from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". I wanted a place people could go to see the quilt blocks sewn together. As you sew the blocks together, you usually get a secondary quilt design.
Louisiana is another fun pinwheel block. These blocks are great for baby quilts. I love the design you see in the middle of the four blocks, the white fabric. It's the same design that the lighter blue fabric makes. But when you look at just the quilt block alone, you don't realize what the end result will be.
I did make a baby quilt using the Louisiana quilt block. I wanted to use just a few colors in this quilt. I chose blue, yellow and green. I really like the end result. I quilted this quilt with free motion quilting designs I learned from Leah Day.
On to the next quilt. If you would like to follow my blog, just click on the RSS Feed button on the right.
Mrs. Keller's Nine Patch is my next quilt block. This is another fun block. It's a little different than some of the other quilt blocks. You have the half square triangles with triangles sewn on to either side forming another triangle. It's easier than it sounds.
These are beautiful fabrics but I think I was hoping or a larger contrast in colors. The pictures don't do it justice. You would have seen the secondary pattern easier with a larger contrast. Anyway, it is a very pretty quilt block. I hope you give it a try.
Maple Star is a wonderful looking block. It is an easy block but just a little more involved than some of the basic beginner blocks. I had a little bit of trouble squaring this quilt block up. I think when I was ironing the seams, I must have stretched the fabric a little. So be careful when you iron that you don't pull the fabric.
I made a Lovie Lap Quilt" with the Maple Star quilt block. After sewing the top together, I did some beautiful free motion quilting to complete the quilt. Free motion quilting is one of my favorite parts of making these quilts.
So that's it for quilt block seventy-seven. On to block seventy-eight. If you would like to follow my blog, click on the RSS Feed button to the right.
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.