Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Porch Quilt- Block 1

Here is block 1 of Jan Patek's Porch Quilt.


Here is Cathy S awesome block! She is adding a bit of wool (great idea!). The stars in block 1 are wool. 

Next month's blocks are the 3 flags. The directions are to applique the strips. If you'd prefer to piece them here's the directions.
From red: cut two (2) 2 1/8'x 22 1/2" and one (1) 2 1/8"x 17"
From light: cut one (1) 2 1/8'x 22 1/2" and one (1) 2 1/8"x 17"
From blue:  one rectangle 6 1/2"x 4" (if you want exact measurements 6 1/2" x 3 3/4")
Sew the shorter red and light strips together and sew onto the blue. I opted to make mine larger, then trim.
Sew your two red and one light 22 1/2" strips together and attach them to the upper section. Applique your star and trim.  I am not cutting my pole until I'm ready to assemble my quilt as I may need to make it a little wider.
Do you think we will need a month to do these blocks? I can attest they piece super quick. Let me know your thoughts. 3 weeks?
I'm looking forward to seeing all your house blocks! Link up to your blog post.


23 comments:

  1. Good to see plaids and stripes being used. They can be rather hard to come by these days.

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  2. Such a pretty block and the red plaid roof is perfect. Good idea about piecing the flags. Three weeks is plenty to do the flags. But having a consistent deadline is nice too - first of the month. Depending on what block #3 is, maybe combine?

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  3. Oh, this is going to be a beauty! I am resisting this one, but can't wait to see it finished!

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  4. This is a project I will enjoy watching progress! I love the style but never seem to get myself to actually make a quilt that is primitive. At last, one I can resist but thoroughly enjoy vicariously.

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  5. Thanks for doing the math for the flag blocks Lori! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's blocks. Love all the plaids!

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  6. I can't wait to get started on mine!! Thanks for nudging me along. I need more projects!!!

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  7. Wonderful first block! I love seeing the different versions.

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  8. So beautiful blocks and fabrics.Your quilt will be stunning.Thanks for sharing,love watching process.

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  9. Your house block turned out wonderful Lori! And Cathy's is too! Thank you so much for posting the piecing measurements for the flags. I was kind of wondering about the flags being appliquéd, piecing just makes more sense. As far as the schedule, what ever works best for you is fine.

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  10. Love the blocks and that is going to be a fun quilt to make, always loved Jan's designs.

    Debbie

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  11. Jan Patek's blocks and quilts are always so charming. I like what you've all done.

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  12. Hi Lori -These houses are sweet! Is this from a book/pattern or a quilt along somewhere?
    Looks like a quick and easy summer project.

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  13. Lori, what a great idea for a sew-along! All The House blocks are just beautiful! Houses, trees and circles are Favorites of minefor sure! (I do have too many Favorites!) Always loved Jan's quilt projects tho I have not done any in a while! Even tho this sew-along is SO inviting, I MUST stay focused on my show project for the end of July! And it is So Hard to work only on One Project! Don't think I have ever done that before!

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  14. That row of salt boxes looks great in the link up! This will be a fun one to follow along.

    Yesterday I was basket making, and that is the plan for today too!

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  15. Lori,

    Have I missed a post? Where are the instructions for the house block? I would like to participate!

    Thanks,
    Lynda

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    1. You have to buy the pattern. Jan Patek, Front Porch pattern. Or like me, just look at it and make it

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    2. I like to do that with antique quilts, but I also like to support the designers that give us these fun patterns.

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  16. Whew! I totally drooped the ball on getting the block done! I spent the last day and half feverishly stitching though, and now I'm ready to sew up some flags. So fun to see all the variations in the houses!

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  17. It's so fun to see the same block in so many different fabrics. I'm excited to get started on the flags.

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  18. I dont need more than a week. But I work 12 hour shift so I work very fast to get my quilting projects done :)

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  19. Work at whatever pace suits everyone , Lori. I do like a set deadline but I m often behind anyway, esp now w my health issues. I kinda pictured finishing the flags for Fourth of July! I d also love it if we did the big basket at he bottom, or the Whales blocks next...

    lizzy

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  20. Just finished the flags - I'm a newbie and absolutely love the motivation this group provides! Will try to post my house block (my first ever applique block) along with the flags when everyone shares next. Thanks Lori for pulling everyone together on this quilt!

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    1. Great idea! I'll suggest if anyone missed the house link-up to add it next month.

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