Cups and Saucers is a fun block to make. You can use just two colors, three or four colors. I chose to use four colors. I found a beautiful black batik fabric and just went from there. I pulled the colors that were in the batik and the results are great. This is an impressive block but not at all hard to make. See what you think:
These are not colors I usually work with but I wanted to challenge myself to use colors I am not comfortable with. I am more of a traditional pink, green, maroon or blue quilter. This was alot of fun though and now I feel confident to try other colors outside my comfort zone. I ended up making a lap quilt with the cups and saucers block. Here it is:
With the cups and saucers block it didn't matter which way you turned it. You are going to get the same design regardless. However, it would make a big difference on where you put your colors or how many colors you used. I hope you give this pattern a try. Have fun with it.
Block number eight is called Broken Dishes. It was another fun and easy block to make. There aren't too many variations possible with this block with the exception of changing around the lights and darks, which I did.
I love the colors in this block. Unfortunately my camera did not pick up the true colors. I am a quilter, not a photographer. You will notice when you put four of these blocks together, the pattern can't be altered no matter which way you turn the blocks. Many of the other blocks I have done will give you a different design on the quilt depending on which way you arrange the blocks. It is not so with this block. There is only one design.
This would have made a beautiful full quilt, but I chose to make a Lovie Lap Quilt with Pockets. The Lovie Lap Quilt is my own design after visits with my grandmother in the nursing home.
You can check out other Lovie Lap Quilts on my site. So that's block number eight. On to make quilt number nine.
For those of you new to my blog, I am creating 200 quilts from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". There are 200 quilt blocks in this book and I want to show the designs they make when you put the blocks together. Many times there is more than one design you can make with each block.
Block number seven is called, "Sunny Lanes", a very appropriate name. This block is time consuming but well worth it. You want to make sure you square up your sections on each seam you sew. Keeping everything square is the key. This is what the block looks like:
I had wanted to do a scrap quilt, but this isn't a true scrap quilt because I used the same 10 fabrics throughout the quilt. This is though a great pattern for a scrap quilt. I had fun playing around with the pattern as well. I originally thought I was going to have the pattern design as follows:
But the more I played around with it, I came up with a design I liked better. Here it is:
There are over 500 pieces in this quilt, but it was well worth it. Here is my finished quilt:
By my making all 200 quilts, it will give you at least one version of that quilt block. At times I will take pictures with the pattern turned to show you another design. Quilt block number four is called "Album". You can do this block in three colors, but I chose four. The block size I chose is 6". I am making a lap quilt for wheelchairs so I wanted a small block size. The book makes a suggestion that you could reverse the mediums and darks in every other block. For each of the different blocks, Judy gives you an alternate way to make it. No wonder this book is a favorite of so many quilters.
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.
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