Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks: Blocks 35, 36 and 37

I didn't post blocks last week so I was two blocks behind, needing four blocks for this week; here are three of them.  Note that I'm working out of order of the monthly posting to get caught up.  I have basically skipped the applique blocks for now.

I have enough with the Valentine theme so I'm moving on to something new.  For my next blocks I will use African prints whenever possible.  I have collected so many of them over the past 7 years from a vendor at the Paducah and Nashville quilt shows.  I have mostly scraps, FQs and some yardage.  I'm trying to use the smaller pieces first.  These blocks will definitely be challenging in that I'm trying not to add solid fabrics into the mix.  We'll see how long that requirement will last.
Block 35 - Rose Twirls
#198 on page 70
by Elisa Wilson
Elisa's Backporch Design
24 pieces

This is an interesting block to piece.  With the technique shown in the magazine, you had left over pieces that I used to make an additional block.  The pieced triangles squares are also leftover.  I pieced these units together and may frame them to make 12" blocks for the quilt if needed.

Block 36 - Mini Pod
#157 on page 50
by Emily Cier
Carolina Patchworks
31 pieces

I just love this block.  I had so much fun fussy cutting the green fabric on the bottom as that's a great area to show case large prints.  I used the wrong side of the fabrics in the connector pieces as it was too busy with the right side of the fabric showing.

Block 37 - Infinity
#164 on page 53
by Vickie Eapen
Spun Sugar Quilts
26 pieces

Again, I love this block.  I also fussy cut some portions of this block for consistency among the African prints to break up the pattern.  The black stripe was included in the red print and I used it to separate some of the elements.


1 comment:

  1. Your blocks are wonderful! I am so far behind, now. There is so much sewing that I want to do for the grandson coming in May. There is a baby shower in April, and I'm aiming to have all the sewing done by then. So the 100 blocks have been set to the side, for now.


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