Welcome to my stop on the Cloud 9 New Block Blog Hop. I have been enjoying the eye candy the past two days, and am inspired to get back into my sewing room! This hop was sponsored by Cloud 9 who supplied fabric to each participant who will post a tutorial, then everyone is sending their blocks to be compiled into some charity quilts - free fabric, free patterns and a great cause - YAY!!
Let's get right into how to assemble the block I call Crossing Stars
Sew each grey square to a coloured 2.5" square. Pair a sky with lilac to make the 4-patch. Make 4 of these.
To make the HST, I cut 2 squares of 3.5" from the Amazon and Iris fabric. I drew a line on the Amazon from corner to corner and sewed 1/4" on either side. I then cut along the line and pressed the HST. I trimmed each one to 2.5" square.
For the Iris fabric, you need to mark the top right corner and bottom left corner. Mark 2 pieces of Shadow this same way.
For the Amazon fabric, mark the top left corner and bottom right corner. Mark 2 pieces of Shadow this same way.
I wanted to test out my block design, so I used a different colour scheme...
I also wanted to get an idea of how these would look in a quilt, so I pulled out my trusty pencil crayons and started colouring.
I really like both layout options for this block, and now I really want to try making a quilt from both! Please let me know if you try this block - I'd love to see your work :)
Don't forget to visit all the other posters today, and from the other days as well!
Monday, September 12th Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar
Tuesday, September 13thHost: Cheryl @Meadow Mist DesignsMiranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood
Wednesday, September 14thHost: Stephanie @Late Night QuilterKathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Francine @Mocha Wild Child
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Lisa @Sunlight In Winter Quilts
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions
Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Linky Tuesday,
For the third year I am working with local schools to teach them how to make a quilt.
After receiving my digital edition of Quilter's Connection, I was excited to start their mystery table runner in honour of Canada's 150th Anniversary celebration.
Sunbonnet Sue around the World is coming to a close, I have 3 countries left to assemble!
Claire's Giraffe quilt was a joy for me to embellish with fmq, and I love the Freadom wall hanging I made for our local public library.
I like to have several projects on the go at once, and today I have 4 quilts to update you about! Applique, pieced and paper pieced blocks keep my skills sharp :)