Announcing a New Block of the Week
,Every once in a while life takes an unexpected turn-one of those turns happened for me this weekend. While it was bothersome and disappointing to myself and several others, I am pressing on. Sometimes those moments are the motivation we need to stop dreaming and start living. I have been dabbling with designing my own quilts for quite some time, I started to do a little work towards that goal last year but it is time to take the next step.
If you have been following along with me you already know that I have a passion for teaching. When it comes to quilting it is my goal when writing tutorials to provide clear enough instructions so that even a newbie can have success with the process. And hopefully those who have been quilting for years might find some tips to improve their own quilts too. It has been a joy to get to know so many through this beautiful craft and get to know the generous hearts of quilters.
With that in mind here is a sneak peek at what I am going to be offering. This is a quilt that will focus on making Half-square Triangles and Flying Geese. There are some other elements as well. The majority of the blocks are based on a basic star design with changes in elements and fabric placement that make each unique. There are a couple of more challenging blocks but we will save those for the end.
This will be a 9-12 week process as I share one block each week, These will be 16" blocks that I will be making right along with you. As always I will provide my step-by-step tutorials of how I put the blocks together. The patterns will be available as a free download here on my website. Ternhe patt will not have the in-depth detail of my tutorials, but give you just the basics of the block requirements. The main instruction will be the online tutorials.
I actually intend on making two of these, the red and white version and a scrappy version with a variety of colors (The photo is just a mock-up-not the actual colors I am using.)
I have been playing with several setting ideas, but do not know which I will use just yet so if you have a favorite option do let me know in the comments either here or on my Facebook Page.
I am so glad you have been with me on this quilting journey and I hope we can continue on in an atmosphere of kindness, support, and encouragement. In my workd there is no such thing as a dumb question-that is how we learn. In my world things are meant to be shared and celebrated. If that sounds good to you, I invite you to see how this goes-I am sure there will be a learning curve for me as I figure out to best run this.
Your input is invaluable to me in this process.
Here are three setting ideas that go beyond the basic sashing-which is your favorite?
1/22/2018 08:30:53 pm
I think i like option 1. I would like to follow along with you!
1/22/2018 08:51:30 pm
Glad to have you along, Gail! Thanks for participating in the vote- I had to stop playing with designs as I was having trouble deciding with each new one which was my favorite-lol.
1/22/2018 08:50:25 pm
I like the first option #2😀
1/23/2018 07:44:35 am
Thanks for joining in Lynn-it is interesting to see which one others would like to do.
1/23/2018 02:44:54 am
Love option #2, just beautiful !!
1/23/2018 07:45:36 am
Thanks for helping me decide, Darlene. I wonder which will be the winner?
1/23/2018 02:46:38 am
I like option 3😂.
1/23/2018 07:46:08 am
Thanks for voting, Jane!
1/23/2018 03:16:39 am
I think option 2, on point, really features your blocks and makes them pop.
1/23/2018 07:47:44 am
Agreed, Roxanne-each totally changes the whole look of the blocks.
1/23/2018 03:59:35 am
I like option 2
1/23/2018 07:48:35 am
Thanks for voting, Genie-so far it looks like 1 and 2 are the favorites.
1/23/2018 04:24:26 am
Option 1 or 2.
1/23/2018 07:49:38 am
Oh, Tina-you are no help! LOL!! I do like the "on-point" setting a lot.
1/23/2018 04:26:43 am
I like option 1.
1/23/2018 07:50:02 am
Thanks for voting, Beth!
1/23/2018 04:41:56 am
I’m torn between option 1 and 2 but 1 is a bit stronger. I’ve always liked red and white quilts and would enjoy following along as well. Thank you
1/23/2018 07:51:54 am
I feel the same, Jackie-those on-point ones are my favorite. I don't often use that type of setting so may be fun to play with one or both. Glad to have you join me as I kick off a new venture!
1/23/2018 04:51:08 am
Hi, I think I like option 2 ,but not too confident about doing the on point blocks, the red and white looks lovely,
1/23/2018 07:53:41 am
Hi, Sarah. I have not set my blocks on point much at all so thought it was high time to get more comfortable with this type of setting as I think they are really striking ways of setting off the blocks. I think spring colors will be lovely!!
1/23/2018 05:42:31 am
I like # 1
1/23/2018 07:54:07 am
Thanks, for voting, Anita!
1/23/2018 06:49:12 am
I like setting #1. Your BOW came at just the right time. Saturday I purchased yellow and grey fabric to make a quilt for my daughter. I have been looking through magazines to find a quilt pattern that I thought she would like. Then today the perfect quilt came to me. Thank you!
1/23/2018 07:57:12 am
Oh, wow, Cheryl! That sounds perfect for this quilt. I was given a gift of some yellow and grey fat quarters that I still have not played with-just learning to appreciate grey which I have included in my mainly red and white version. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!
1/23/2018 07:32:20 am
I like #2
1/23/2018 07:58:34 am
Thanks for voting, Valen. It is looking like I may just include both as optional ways of finishing this quilt.
1/23/2018 07:36:59 am
Love #2 and the red. Just purchased various red fabrics for a quilt and this quilt pattern is perfect. Thank You so much!
1/23/2018 08:00:00 am
Oh, how wonderful, Romagene! Thanks for voting. I look forward to sharing this new venture with you-glad you are going to be following along!
1/23/2018 08:08:01 am
My vote is for option #1
1/23/2018 08:12:57 pm
Thanks for voting, Jane-looks like it will be a close call.
1/23/2018 08:58:56 am
In the minority here, but I like #3, clean and crisp. Looking forward to another block journey with you, we did moda together😊😊😊, as a new quilter, your tutorials were invaluable. Thank you for sharing you gift for teaching and your quilting experience with us.
1/23/2018 08:12:19 pm
Hi Skeeter! #3 keeps growing on me the more I look at it. I do remember you from Blockheads and am so glad to have you join me on this new adventure!
1/23/2018 09:22:05 am
I LOVE option #2! Lately I have been leaning toward on point quilts although I am very inexperienced with them! Scrappy it will be for me!
1/23/2018 08:10:15 pm
Thanks for voting, Carol. It may be time we both learn how to do those-I do like how they look.
1/23/2018 04:06:41 pm
Option 2 is my pick. Can’t wait to begin. When will the first block come out?
1/23/2018 08:06:55 pm
Hi Vicky, thanks for your vote! I am going to post the fabric requirements in the next day or two-then plan to share the first block Feb 5th- we need a reason to look forward to Mondays!
1/23/2018 07:27:12 pm
I like option 2
1/23/2018 08:02:56 pm
Thanks for voting, Monna! #2 seems to be a popular choice.
1/25/2018 03:20:30 pm
I really appreciate the tutorials on the other blocks on Facebook. What will I do now. I noticed that they are no where to be found. They were awesome!!!!
1/25/2018 08:04:24 pm
Thanks, Chris. People have different ways of doing things and that designer wants to be the only one teaching for that particular quilt. I hope you will consider following along on my new venture, perhaps it will provide you the skills needed to do the others too.
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