A finished quilt, only sort of mine

Way way back last summer, the participants in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog hop also participated in a charity block drive sponsored by Cloud 9 Fabrics. You can click that link to see my original tutorial.

The hosts of last year’s hop each put together a quilt and one of them is finished! Yvonne from QuiltingJetgirl… do you know Yvonne? She is really nice and a wonderful cheerleader for the online quilting community… she recently completed a quilt with the blocks she had. Click here to see her write up about the quilt.

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My block is circled in the dark blue.

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Thanks to my fellow contributors and especially to Yvonne!

New Block Blog Hop

Try saying that five times fast!

This is a follow on to the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop which happened in June and July. Go here to read my day. Cloud9 fabrics has generously offered to sponsor a continuation of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers group through a New Block Blog Hop.

To participate, I have to make an original 12.5″ square block and a tutorial as well (in case someone really loves my block and wants to make lots? Um, okay.) The tutorial blog hop will start mid-September and last I heard there are over 65 different bloggers participating. And I have to mail my block to someone so that all the blocks can be used for a charity quilt.Cloud9NewBlockBlogHopButton

I started sketching ideas today, little 2″ drawings. I came up with eight or nine ideas, some based on pictures I have. One was a beach bag I saw a couple of years ago, one is a vintage cookie tin. I’ve never done this before…I suppose the next step would be roughly figuring out construction to see if the block would work? Then decide which colours go where? Then…? I’ve got a while yet. Nope, two point five weeks. Good thing I’ve already started!

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Oh and due diligence. Need to make sure this block is actually original and not derivative.