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 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:
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