Monday, May 7, 2012

Blocks...

Due to some crazy May weather (90s in May!), after a Saturday morning outdoor yoga class and getting a few tomato plants in the ground, I retired to my air-conditioned sewing room. Not in the mood for a big project, I decided to tackle a few blocks on my to-do list.

First up was Carolyn's block for our Redbird Quilting Bee. These "Good Fortune" fabrics from Kate Spain are just gorgeous and Carolyn chose a fun and easy block - Ruby, Pearl and Opal free at Moda Bake Shop.

I've had the templates and pattern for the "Retro Flowers" quilt for a couple of weeks. For my first attempt I used Kona aqua for a background and a light print for the flower. Didn't love this one, so I switched to something totally different.


White background with a floral print from "Hello Pilgrim". Better, so...


I pulled some coordinates for 8 more blocks. Just a note on the pattern: The curve was easy to piece and it's trimmed down to size, so you don't have to worry about stretching out of shape. Love that! I also changed up the center strip a bit so that there's less bulky seam in the middle.


And finally, 2 more blocks for the Dresden Fan quilt. I decided to change the white centers to navy - it looks more striking to me.

There have been several requests for more info on this block, so that's coming up later this week! ...Cindy

9 comments:

  1. Love all of these blocks! I really love the retro flowers quilts that I've been seeing...and yours in Hello Pilgrim is quite striking. Great job.

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  2. Great blocks! Loving the retro flowers especially!

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  3. Loving those retro flowers! So pretty!

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  4. Wonderful blocks! Especially those Dresdens!

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  5. Loving these. I've been dying to try those retro flowers for a while now!

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  6. Did you find the light floral you used with the aqua fabric locally? I am making a quilt from the "Lush" line since Patti Young got her inspiration for the line from a visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden and I had to purchase it on line. I volunteer at the garden and wanted to have a lasting memento.

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    1. I had to buy Lush online too. Haven't seen it in any of the local shops.

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  7. Thanks Cindy for assembling my block! I especially like your use of the dark fabric on the Retro Flowers block. Nice job!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!