Tuesday, April 10, 2018

30 quilt blocks in 30 days blog hop

30 day blog hop quilt button at creatin%27 in the sticks
Hi everyone, it’s April 10th and that means block #10 for this blog hop hosted by Carla at Creatin’ in the sticks
I signed up for this hop and picked  the chunky pinwheel block
I had a plan of using my 6” QUBE set and then I decided to use this fat eight bundle of Alpine Jingle from Island Batik
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It’s a great Christmas bundle with a matching yardage
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here’s the rectangle die #8  from the  Accuquilt 6” qube set
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I quickly figured out a method of folding the fabrics before running them thru the go BIG machine
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then I realized I should just keep folding and then cut out the sets this way. I could get 4 sets of 4 from each fat eight.
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then I bundles the sets together with a light and a dark
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and started sewing Smile
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and soon enough I had 30 sets of chunky pinwheel blocks
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Since I only had 4 identical blocks in each set and I had to have the blocks be a 6x8 layout, I also paired them together into sets of 8, so two sets of 4 that were similar and then I did a diagonal layout where I alternated the blocks
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and I came up with this!
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then sewed it together
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and then added a border.
The finished top ended up being 42” x 54
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and here’s the whole quilt all quilted and bound
I quilted it with Warm and Natural cotton batting
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I quilted a pointy loopy all over design, that’s fast and easy!
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here’s a picture of the back, I had a christmas print that I just didn’t LOVE and it wasn’t quite wide enough, so I added a green stripe down the middle.
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here’s links to the other participants in April

April 1st
Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd
Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd
April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door
April 5th
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up
April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper
April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered
April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy
April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow
April 12th
April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction
April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip
April 15th
April 16th
Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th
Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th
Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th
Block 19 - Weave
April 20th
Block 20 - Classic
April 21st
Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd
Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd
Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th
Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th
Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th
Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th
Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th
Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th
Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th
Block 30 - Slow Tee



























































































35 comments:

GranChris said...

This is one of my favorite charity quilt blocks. Very nice.

Sowing Stitches said...

Love your quilt top! I have a ton of work to do today BUT I feel the need to put everything on hold and make a few of these blocks. They are perfect for "scrap busting" ! :) Now if I can decide on a background fabric! :) :) :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your quilt turned out very nice. Love the batiks.

Carol S. said...

You turned that block into a beautiful looking quilt...love it, Bea!

Kathleen said...

It looks greeat and they seem like such fun blocks. I like that you had enough for a beautiful quilt - way to go!

grammajudyb said...

Great job! It's a Christmas feeling quilt, without all the regular Christmas images. Very nice!

Vicki in MN said...

A great quilt that puts you ahead of the Christmas rush!

Sherry said...

Your quilt is lovely. I like that it does not scream "Christmas" so it can be used more frequently.

Thank you for sharing.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

placing a backing with something that doesn't sing to you still gives an extra special touch to a quilt as opposed to a white or off white cut of fabric~ Very nice

Mary Ann said...

Turned out great. Clever folding to get the maximum use from your fat qtrs. Thanks for sharing.

JANET said...

Nice quilt. Love the fabric you used.

Melody Lutz said...

Beautiful quilt, fabrics and design...you made it look SEW easy!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I keep meaning to do a quilt like this so thanks for urging me on.

Kay said...

Your fabric choice and quilt layout work well. I like not-quite-traditional Christmas colors, and this fabric collection in batiks is not-quite-traditional. Another visual impression I see when I look at your quilt is looking up from underneath an old fashioned tree stand, with the trees showing around the edges.

krislovesfabric said...

Very nice quilt, the colors are so fun!

Ioleen said...

Looks like a Xmas quilt but it can be used year round. Love the batiks.

Cindy Shelley said...

Beautiful version....love it!!!

Carol said...

Great quilt! I like the way the pinwheels are everywhere you look. I am thinking about an Accuquilt but haven't taken the plunge yet...

Anonymous said...

Your batik quilt is great! I love the colors.
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Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful! A pretty scrappy quilt that comes together fast is a win in my book.

Carla said...

Very pretty. I have to admit when I first saw the quilt, I thought it was a king size. Now I see you made the blocks smaller. Clever for a smaller version of the block. Thank you for joining us in the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop. Great post and gorgeous quilt, Bea.

Pamela said...

That's really nice! Great way to use the fabric!

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

Wow, Bea - I love the way your quilt turned out, and I love this block, not to mention those great batiks!! It's so Christmasy!! I love blocks that can be cut with my AccuQuilt Go Big!! Thanks for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

That looks fabulous and is in my favorite colors. Super block!

Quilting Tangent said...

Merry Christmas!

Vicki H said...

I like the batiks you used. Great easy pattern.

Pamela said...

I love the fabric combination that you used for this dynamic quilt! Thanks for sharing this!

ShirleyC said...

That is beautiful, and I love the layout! Great thinking.

Beth said...

I love seeing your Christmas batiks made into a full quilt. You've convinced me of how great it can look, and how "Christmas-y"!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Great quilt! These blocks make for a quick, easy, and fun quilt.

Sharon Aurora said...

So festive! I like it. Thank you.

Calicojoan said...

Quick and easy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing how you constructed it.

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tink's mom said...

Love what you did with this block. The expansion strip on the back is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Barb said...

Turned out wonderfully, love love those fabrics!!