Monday, February 7, 2011

It's a Block Party!

No potato salad required! Quilt Story is hosting a fun contest this week and it's all about blocks.

Fresh Poppy Design

Modern, Traditional and Creative Blocks. The only rule is that the blocks must have raw edges - in other words, not yet pieced into a quilt.

I have some blocks to share! I will do a mosaic of all my Quilting Diva mini Sampler Bee blocks in a couple of days, but this particular one will be my Block Party entry for traditional block (although the fabrics are modern, this is the 12" Snowblossoms block by Marcia Hohn of the Quilter's Cache). Why this one out of the seven different ones I've made? Because the fussy cutting in the centre turned out so darned well!

Quilting Divas mini Sampler Bee by Poppyprint

Here a block I 'designed' (it's a cross made up of little 1" squares, hardly patent-worthy!). This is my modern block entry. I call it Rescue.

Rescue by Poppyprint

And finally, my creative block. I designed this little cutie originally for a potholder I made for Amy's Pot Holder Pass swap on Flickr (the original one is red/aqua). I call this block Place Setting.

Place Setting by Poppyprint


Click on the Block Party button to go see all of the other blocks people have entered...it's really inspiring!

11 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

So cute! I wish I had something to enter but it's fun to see what everyone else is doing!

La MaƱosa said...

Wow, your snowblossoms block is fantastic! I absolutely love the colors and the design. I am going to have to try to make this block sometime--it's really intriguing!

Katie B. said...

Very nice! The fussy cutting on the first one is perfect!!

Amy said...

I love all of them! That first one is just my absolute fav I think.

paulette said...

Gorgeous fabric and love the blocks!! The pot holder is SEW dang cute!! Love it!
Paulette

Ariane said...

I love all your blocks. Especially the last one. Love it!!!

Dianne said...

Inspiring that's what you are....yep, I am sure inspiring is the best descriptor...mmmhhmmm.

Kristen said...

I love love them all. I agree that fussy cutting came out wonderful!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Really love those snow blossoms blocks. Love love love.

Jessi said...

I love the cutlery one!

Quiltstory said...

Ugh, I love these! I can't decide the snowblossoms and the spoon, knife and fork! Darling! Thanks so much for submitting your blocks!! It was so much fun so THANK YOU!!