Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, my mom and grandmother doing well, my sons being home with my husband and I and my business taking off.
I took the zebra fabric and fussy cut the zebra. Then the dark red frames the zebra. The darker gold gives the illusion of a circle. I love how the blocks look when you put four together.
For a different variation, you could switch the medium and the dark fabric in every other block. I turned this quilt into a "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.
I hope you give the Swamp Angel quilt block a try.
Thrifty is a very basic and easy block. When I look at this block now, I think it could make an adorable baby quilt by using alot of different colors. I, however, just used three fabrics. Here is what thrifty looks like:
Unlike the Birds in the Air block, this block only has one way to make this pattern. Take a look at the four quilt blocks when they are sewn together.
I made this quilt into a "Lovie Lap Quilt". When I brought my Grandmother her Lovie Lap Quilt, she commented on how she would love to use it in the car. She said she loved the pockets to keep her hands warm.
Great quilt block! This is an easy block with a large square for showcasing fabrics with a larger print. When I looked at this block, it was hard to imagine what the quilt would look like with the four blocks put together. Take a look a the block:
Simple, right? It is an easy block to make but to my surprise, there were four different ways you can set the blocks to make different patterns. What fun I had. See what you think.
I'll say it again, what a great block. I think if I had a greater contrast between the floral and the pink, (perhaps a dark green) it would have created a whole new look. You could even have different fabrics for each block. I will have to try this one again some day. Happy sewing!
Well we had snow this week here in New Hampshire. It didn't last too long but it will be back. I love this time of year because I can really get excited about my quilting. When it's cold, I quilt!
I love the black batik fabric I chose for this block. The contrast of the purple and green really make the pattern pop. Here is what it looks like when you put four blocks together.
Do you notice the small green pinwheel and the larger black pinwheels? Then there are the different squares the pattern makes as well. This is definitely one of my favorite quilt blocks. I made this quilt into a Lovie Lap Quilt.
I bet you could add a fourth color to this pattern. Keep the green pinwheels in the center all the same fabric but then change the outer green pieces to another fabric. Let me know if you give it a try. I would love to hear from you.
It's getting cold here in New Hampshire. Great quilting weather! If you are new to my blog, I am quilting all 200 quilt patterns from my favorite quilt book of Judy Hopkins, making a quilt from each block. When you put four blocks together, it gives you a different pattern than just that one block.
This is another easy block. I chose three colors and am pleased with the variation between the light, medium and dark. Now for the magic. Take a look at the pattern you get when you put all four blocks together.
I just love the design this block makes. I could not have envisioned this by just viewing the one block.
Last week I went to Florida with my sisters to celebrate my Mom's birthday. We had a fantastic time. We were delayed coming home because of Sandy. We made out alot better than the people in New York and New Jersey, not to mention West Virginia. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected by Sandy.
I love these fabrics but I should have used a darker medium. It doesn't stand out as much as I was hoping. Here is what the block looks like when you put four together.
You could turn the blocks in different directions to make different patterns. I chose the pattern that creates a circle. I turned this quilt into a Lovie Lap Quilt with pockets.
On to the next block...
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.