Blocks! I’ve got lots of blocks! Blocks of the week, blocks of the month and even an itty bitty miniature quilt with 2″ blocks!
Let’s start with the Austen Family Album block of the week. The patterns can be found on Barbara Brackman’s Austen Family Album blog. Each week information about Jane Austen, her family and England during her era are presented. The history associated with each block is fascinating, be sure to check it out!
Here is block 10 – called Good Fortune. I’m loving this swirly stripped fabric and am using it every chance I get.
Block 11 is Friendship Square. This block lends itself to some fussy cutting.
By the way – the fabric line I am using is called Modernism, by Barbara Brackman.
Block 12 is Waves of the Sea.
Here is block 13 – Crosses and Losses.
And finally, today’s block is called Home Comfort. I went for the swirly stripe and fussy cutting on this one!
I have three blocks of the month going.
Barrbara Brackman’s Threads of Memory Block of the Month patterns can be found on her Civil War Quilts Blog. This is block 6 and is called Salem Star. Once again, I went a little nuts with the fussy cutting, but love how this block turned out.
Not all my projects are based on Barbara Brackman blogs (just most of them) 🙂 . I’m also working on the Carol Doak Scrap Scramble block of the month (which can be found at her Yahoo group web site). Every month there is a paper pieced block (or 2 or 3 or a dozen or so). Here is July:
From paper piecing to hand applique – I’m trying out all kinds of methods with these projects! Here is block 3 of Le Jardin.
This puppy was time consuming!
One more show and tell! A friend gave me a pattern she found on the free table at our guild meeting (thanks Linda Sue!). It was for a paper pieced miniature. I don’t know what came over me last week, but I was suddenly consumed by this little 13″ x 13″ quilt! I’m calling it Tiny Tulip Tip Toe:
Each flower block is 2″ square and the cornerstone log cabin blocks are 1″ square! This was a super fun tip toe through the tiny tulips!
I hope you keep cool in this sizzling summer heat! I know, crank up the AC and pull up a quilt to stitch on! Have a great week y’all!