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.
Block number eleven is called Electric Fan. To me they look like pinwheels. There are different options you can choose when making a quilt with this block. You can use different colors for each pinwheel and keep your second and third colors the same or you could change the positions of the medium and dark fabrics. I chose to change the positions of the medium and the dark fabrics and use the same colors throughout. Take a look:
I had played around with the colors but forgot to take pictures. It was a challenge for me to use only three colors. I always feel like it won't be enough. However, I do love the simplicity of the quilt. Here is what the actual block looks like:
When you first look at the pattern you don't realize you will be making pinwheels with the red print as well as the yellow. That is one of the reasons I am making 200 quilts from the 200 blocks from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". It will allow quilters to see what the blocks can look like when put together. Now on to block number 12.
In my journey to make all 200 quilts from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins", I have just completed block number 10. I started this project in the beginning of February 2012. At first I thought I could make all 200 quilts in a little over a year. But now after ten in six weeks, it looks more like two and a quarter years. My motto is "Never Give Up". So here we go...
Quilt block 10 is called Split Nine Patch. This is an easy pattern but I had difficulty choosing colors. The main fabric I chose is so gorgeous that whatever I put with it just wasn't working. Take a look:
At first I tried a white with gold swirls, but didn't feel it was enough. Then I tried adding yellow with the white, but I didn't like that. Then I took out the white and yellow and changed it with a pink batik that had yellow running through it. I liked it much better. I played around with the pattern as well. Here are four blocks together.
I think this might have worked if I changed the colors so the print fabric would be the big square in the center. However, I didn't do that. I decided to make a table runner instead. See what you think:
Now on to block eleven.
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