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.
#198 on page 70
by Elisa Wilson
Elisa's Backporch Design
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.
#157 on page 50
by Emily Cier
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.
#164 on page 53
by Vickie Eapen
Spun Sugar Quilts
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.