Hearth and Home is an easy quilt block but impressive. It is made up of squares, half square triangles and rectangles. In Judy's book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins", she shows it with just two colors. I wanted to be more adventurous and made the block with four colors. Take a look:
I was making this into a baby quilt so I wanted to use some fun colors. I am pleased with the way it turned out. Watch what happens when you sew the blocks together. It gives you a grid effect. That's the magic of quilting!
You can definitely have alot of fun with this quilt block.
One square just doesn't tell you what your quilt will look like. You get a better idea when you put two squares together. I made a table runner using the Buffalo Ridge pattern, but I think it would have made a fantastic large quilt.
The purpose of doing these 200 quilts is so you can see how a pattern looks when it is multiplied, which always gives it a different look that just one square alone.
So this was my first of 200 quilts. My plan is to use a different pattern every two to three days. At this rate I should finish in approximately one year. I hope you join me on my journey. Below is Judy Hopkins' book that I am using.
For the back of the quilt I used a fun colorful flannel. I like using the flannel on the back for that extra cozy feeling. This quilt would be great to hang on the wall of a nursury, use on the floor for baby to crawl on or use in the baby's crib. I have put much love in this quilt and know that there is a baby out there that will grow up loving this quilt.
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.
I am currently quilting 200 quilts from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". I am blogging about each block I create. Many of the blocks can be turned to make a different design for your quilt. I will be showing you some of these designs. I hope you enjoy my site.
200 Quilt Blocks
Around The Block
"Around The Block With Judy Hopkins
"Around The Block With Judy Hopkins"
Around The Block With Judy Hopkins
Art Picture Quilts
Block Number Seventeen
Calico Puzzle Patter
Homesewn By Carolyn
Homesewn By Carolyn Blog
Learning How To Make A Picture Quilt
Lovie Lap Quilts
Paper Pinwheels Quilt Pattern
Quilt Block Fifteen
Quilt Block Thirteen
Quilt From Photo
Quilt Patterns From Judy Hopkins
Split Nine Patch Block
Third Quilt Pattern
Wheelchair Lap Quilts