Friday, March 29, 2013

BlockBase Sew Along quilt block #1249 New Star

Blockbase Sew Along
This is the last block in the BlockBase Sew Along by Electric Quilt. We got to choose our own block!  Be sure you check out all the different quilt blocks this week.  I can't wait to see what other people came up with!

BlockBase #1249 New Star

I chose block #1249 because I hadn't seen it before and I think it works very well with the rest of the blocks.  It was a simple one to paper piece.  It has just four identical sections.  I've been working on a layout for a quilt using the blocks from the Sew Along but that's for another day.

Note-After seeing Jenny's idea for the layout, I think she must have been reading my mind!

Friday, March 15, 2013

BlockBase Sew Along quilt block #2088 Rolling Nine Patch

Rolling Nine Patch

Wow! The Rolling Nine Patch block is block #11 in the BlockBase Sew Along.  Just 1 more block to go!

I made a 9" quilt block this week.  I didn't color it the way it was in Block Base this time.  I made "the background" all one fabric instead and combined 2 squares into a rectangle which made more sense to me since the 2 squares would have been the same fabric. See what I'm talking about here.

If you want to see more interpretations of this quilt block, go here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chevrony again!

Chevrons and zig zags seem to be everywhere these days so I made my Chevrony quilt pattern again!  It's so easy and uses up a bunch of fat quarters which I seem to collect too many of!  Each row uses one fat quarter.  It can also be made using 5" charm squares.  Either way, it's a great way to use some of that stash you have. The quilt finishes at 48" x 64".   My new quilt is on the left and the original is on the right.  I think it looks great in any color scheme!

If you are interested in making this quilt, a pattern is available as a download.  You can get it here.

Friday, March 1, 2013

BlockBase Sew Along #1301 Lucky Star quilt block

Lucky Star quilt block
Here's my block #10 in Electric Quilt's BlockBase Sew Along.  It's called Lucky Star and was published by Nancy Cabot as are the Broken StarPrairie Flower, Pyramids and Independence Square blocks that were made previously in this Sew Along.  

If you'd like to see more Nancy Cabot blocks, visit my blog called Moore About Nancy and check out the Nancy Cabot Sew Along.  A new FREE block pattern is published each day.

I made this block 8" finished and used paper piecing to construct it.  

Check out all of the other blocks here.  You need to scroll down the page to see the blocks.