For those of you who are new to my blog, I am quilting 200 quilts from the book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". This is one of my favorite quilt books but I was using the same blocks over and over. So now I have challenged myself to make a quilt from each of the 200 blocks. One of the great things about this book is Judy gives you the dimensions for six different sizes of each block.
So I decided to add a green in place of the side yellows. See what you think.
When I put the four blocks together, I noticed it made another square on the diagonal. I then took a darker turquoise to accentuate the diagonal. Then I wasn't sure about the green so I made it all yellow again. Here are the results:
I think they both would have worked but I liked the green added. Here are the results. I wanted to make sure you saw the square on the diagonal so that's how I quilted it. I really like how it turned out.
I have been using Judy Hopkins book, "Around the Block" for the past ten years. It is where I get most of my ideas and quilt patterns. Unfortunately I have been using the same few patterns over and over. So.... I have decided to make all 200 quilt patterns one quilt at a time.
When I first decided to do this, I wanted to let Judy Hopkins know what I am doing. I am sad to say that I discovered Judy had passed away in March of 2011. I would like to dedicate this blog and the quilting of her 200 patterns to the memory of Judy Hopkins.
Here we go. The first pattern I chose is Buffalo Ridge. I chose batik fabrics, which I love. The pattern was easy to follow and easy to make. I should point out that Judy's book, Around the Block, not only has 200 quilt patterns, but each pattern comes in six sizes. I used the 12 inch square pattern.
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.