Wednesday, October 25, 2017

More Block Fun


A blog reader, Janny from the Netherlands, reached out to me last week and asked about the quilt in this photo. 

I made this block/quilt in a string class with Gwen Marston. As all things Gwen she encouraged us to come up with something unique. The block is a Rocky Road to Kansas, but I made my own pattern. 
Here's a closer look. 




I sent this to Janny and encouraged her to do the same. I didn't have Electric Quilt when I made my block, but graph paper works just as well. 


I was thrilled when she sent me a photo of her first block. 

Sometimes it is good to do your own thing!
Here's a little project I'm working on this week, unfortunately I burned it!! Aargh! It was only 1 block, so I'll start over and coffee dye the burned piece to disguise it. 

The book sale was a resounding success! All the books are in the mail!! Thank you for your support and the extra $ that was donated for my trip. 

Have a great week!

14 comments:

  1. It is a great quilt. Looks to me like you used crumbs on some parts of it, not just strings. Is that right? Great idea!
    I cannot see the burned spot in the photo.
    Glad your sale was a success!!

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  2. The first block of Janni is a success !
    And your quilt is gorgeous ! Good way to use our scraps !
    xo

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  3. Wonderful eye candy! Thanks for the pattern! :)

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  4. I really like string quilts. Bet you could repair that burned/scorched portion which I can't see, with the hydrogen peroxide trick...

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  5. What fun! I love this block. And good for you for saving a scorched block!

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  6. Scrappy quilts are so beautiful. I love this!

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  7. You inspire many people with the things you make and share on your blog.

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  8. I agree with Karen, you inspire so many people and me, too. It’s a great idea to use scraps and the pattern is so easy.

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  9. That is one way to make a string quilt that I have yet to try. I've always wanted to. Guess I need to move it up the list. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Yay for working out the pattern for yourself. They way all quilt making using to be.
    good job on the book sale!

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  11. Such a fun quilt. Is this drawing from EQ? Are you upgrading to 8? I bought 7, never used it, so I upgraded to 8 and signed up for ongoing workshops by Kari at On Point.

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  12. What a fun scrap quilt and congrats on a successful book sale!

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