Viewing entries tagged with 'free block'
I joined in the Jam Jar challenge that is being run with our Quilt U Alumni group this year. The idea of the challenge is to get projects completed or started that have been on the back burner so seeing as I have a lot of blocks floating around, I decided it was time to do something with them. My Jam Jar is full of blocks that I want to get completed for 2015. They will be made into small gifts such as oven cloths, cushions or totes.... or if they turn out really well, perhaps I'll add to them and make a whole new quilt.
Martha Washington star is another block in Carol's class Anatomy of a Block and one I was yet to make until today. It uses many of the techniques I've already shown here on my blog. I use autumn fabrics today. I must be into autumn fabrics lately because that is what I used for Clay's Choice block last week too.
Churn Dash is an old time favorite quilt block and most quilters make it at some time. It is fun and easy so quick to make and also looks great. I use it for a beginner's block in my Tote That Mat Class and Carol also used it in Anatomy of a Quilt Block class which I'm currently teaching at Quilt University.
Another free block for Monday. This time I have chosen a brand new block that I designed myself called Fireworks. This block is foundation pieced so real easy to construct. I made a 6" block, but it could easily be enlarged. That will be for another day.
Some blocks are easier to make when you make a full unit and then cut what you need from that unit and discard the rest. This is so with Aunt Addie's Album block, however I have a way to use that wasted section. I'm making a 12" finished block so this wasted section is a reasonable size.
I really like star blocks. I am not sure what it is that I like about them, I just do. There are so many different ones, a wonderful selection. Today I'm going to introduce you to an eight pointed star block. Be warned, this is not a beginner block. I found the easiest way to make this was with foundation pieces.
I was looking for a different sort of block to make in the EQ library. I was considering mosaic blocks and as I was looking at a selection my eye kept on being drawn back to Mosaic Block Number 15.
Crown of Thorns is very much like the block I made last week called Girl's Favorite 2. Other than the fabric changing place, there is only one difference. Can you spot it in the two blocks below?
Here is the second part of Grandmother's puzzle - the advanced construction method. In the first part we made the following units. If you missed them, you can go back to yesterday's post - part 1.
Earlier this week I gave instructions for the Ohio Star quilt block. I gave it in three finished sizes 6", 9" and 12". Today I decided that I might try a small version. A 3" block. A 3" block means each section is 1" square - that makes pretty small triangles for the star points.