I feel particularly special today, because I am joining with five other talented quilters/bloggers to get the ball rolling. When you're done looking at my projects, please visit my fellow hosts today as listed on the schedule at the bottom of this post, and make sure you keep hopping from now until July 16. You'll see the complete master schedule here at Jane's blog.
Right away, I have to confess I didn't follow the rules. I read much too quickly and assumed we were to make a block(s) for a table screen. Midway, a fellow blog friend pointed out we only had to make blocks, but by then I had gone ahead and made them all into table screens. How could I resist? I love hanging these little quilts on the little frames! I made three blocks using an assortment of fabrics from my red, white, and blue stash.
All three patterns came from Volume 5 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks using three different techniques: traditional piecing, applique, and paper piecing.
Block 1, traditional piecing, called Country Pride, designed by Donna Benham.
Block 2, applique, called Abloom, designed by Barbara Cherniwchan, of Coach House Designs. I really enjoyed using navy perle cotton to do some outline quilting.
Block 3, paperpiecing, called Pinwheel Salute, designed by Robin Koehler.
Again I used navy perle cotton, and a little bit of red quilting thread. This was my favorite block of all, so I just have to show you another picture of the block hanging in the frame. I picked up the vintage quilt spools recently...you may be seeing them in a lot of pictures! And of course, everything sits really well on my I'm So Totally Happy red, white, and blue quilt.
And now for the Giveaways! There will be two winners...each will win a bundle of 3 fat quarters in the colors of red, white, and blue, of course!
Leave a comment on this blog and you could be a winner. Deadline for this draw is midnight AST July 7.
Please visit my fellow blog hosts today. I bet they followed the rules!
Thanks so much for coming by today. Thank you Jane and Madame Samm! It's a great day for quilting!