Friday, June 14, 2013

It's my turn..


The super talented Amy of Diary of a Quilter is hosting this awesome quilting bee.  I was asked to contribute a block design for this virtual quilting bee and I am so happy to be a part of this.  She has had several other contributors before me - you can see all of the blocks here. It was fun drawing up an 8 inch block design and I really loved how mine turned out.  If wishes were fishes right now, I would have made a whole quilt out of this block.  I will show you at the end of this post just what it would look like.  But, don't get distracted by my block - go and join the quilting bee's Flickr group here and start on your blocks now.  It is going to be an awesome quilt with all the different blocks. 

Here is my block in Camille and Bonnie's Happy Go Lucky fabric.  I love the yellow, white and red together - pretty sure I am going to make a quilt out of this color combo, I just love it! 

Here is my block in yellows, Kona solids are awesome to work with.  Fun, fun! Since I still don't have my camera, and since all the pictures I took of the step-by-step instructions with the first block were on the memory card of my missing camera - I worked out the design in illustrator for you.  So, here is my tutorial for the block starting with what you will need:









Hopefully that all made sense!


So this is what my block would look like in a quilt - I think it is pretty awesome. Oh, the quilting I could do on this!  Anyway - go and check out Amy's blog, I happen to be giving away a beautiful stack of fabric over there as well. 

I hope you enjoy my block, happy quilting bee! 

Side note, we have eleven, yes 11 new lines of fabric in the shop.  Check them out here

20 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Wow what a great looking quilt this would bee.

Thanks for sharing

Staci said...

This is just wonderful! Thanks for making such a great block for the quilt along. I can't wait to try this one!

Susan Smith said...

Wow! It looks great! It is amazing how these computer generated quilt pictures turn out and inspire!

*Cornelia* said...

wow i love your quilt design, it looks totally amazing

Melissa Corry said...

Love this block Judi!! Absolutely fantastic!!

kitty said...

Love your block!! This one certainly deserves a quilt!!

CathyK said...

Snap!!! I love this block! That quilt would be stunning!!!!! Thank you for sharing.

carla said...

Hi!!! Your block is very pretty!!! Thank You

Lynn said...

Love this as a quilt! Will be on my 2014 to do list bc I am that full for 2013 already for my ongoing quilt projects! :0)

Chris S said...

This looks amazing when it's all laid out!! Definitely trying this out!

corinne said...

NICE! Love this block

Tilkkutaide said...

Love this block

amy smart said...

The full quilt version of this block is AMAZING!!! I might have to add to my very long to do list as well! Thanks again, Judi.

Marcia W. said...

Gorgeous block for the virtual quilt along. Thanks for sharing. Now, to jump over to A Diary...
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Marcia W. said...

Great looking block and quilt! Thanks for the tutorial.

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Rebecca Grace said...

Judi, what software program do you use to "preview" what the block would look like made up into a whole quilt? Is that EQ7 or something else? I have so much trouble envisioning how a block will look repeated like that, and the secondary patterns that develop depending on color and value placement, etc. Yours looks like it has cute little spools of thread and I LOVE that!

Staci said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I just finished my block and I really love it. The middle looks like a little spool!

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Lisa Edgett said...

I just made your block today for the virtual quilting bee! Just wanted to let you know this was my favorite block yet! Such a great tutorial, thank you :)