Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks: Blocks 7 and 8

I'm on a mission this week.  I really wanted to get a particular block completed (you will understand as you read) so I worked on them over the weekend.  So my blocks for this week are already made.  Remember, if you don't want to sew the blocks I made, just make substitutions with any block not already completed.

7 - How About a Hug?
Block 144 on page 43
Heidi Pridemore
The Whimisal Workshop
18 pieces

Heidi participated in the blog tour posted on Quiltmaker's blog in November.  She had prizes for a random drawing and I won one of them which was a FQ bundle of Furry Friends she designed for Blank Quilting.  I appreciated Heidi's gift so much that I wanted to make something with it instead of just adding it to my stash.  So I made her block with the fabrics, adding Kona Cotton solids for the bear applique.  Since I had the fabrics already pressed, I decided to keep going and I now have a nice quilt top to quilt when the next baby comes along.  I even cut enough strips from the FQs to make a scrappy binding.  I really like this line of flannels.  They were so easy to sew with and I experienced no stretching.  I donated the remaining scraps (very little as I tried to use them all) because I just don't need to start organizing flannel scraps when I'm trying to get control of the regular cottons.  LOL

8 - Summer Picnic
Block 196 on page 69

Pam Vieira-McGinnis
49 pieces

I just picked this block as I wanted to see how a print for the background would look when it was completed.  The only thing I would change about my block would be to fussy cut the center square.   I used my go cuter to cut these pieces as the die had the shapes needed for all the units.  For the 8 rectangles I cut 2.5" strips (from FQ...if you use yardage, 1 strip will do) and then fan folded 4 of them.  I then laid perpendicular with the 4.5" square, folds slightly overlapping the 4.5" square to cut into 2.5" x 4.5" strips.  For all cuts, I added a sheet of paper (old telephone book page) before adding the mat to ensure accuracy of cuts.


  1. I like how your block turned out!

  2. What a cute baby quilt! Great use of your prize fabric -- it suits the block very well.

    I've resigned myself that I won't get to play in your "100 Blocks" challenge but I am still hoping to catch up to you on the "Many Paths" one. I'll let you know if I start running!


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