April 27, 2009

SewConnected - April

For a super rainy Saturday, with less the 100 unread emails waiting for me, I set to make my swap blocks! For April, John had sent a great assortment of favorite prints and asked that we make some variation of log cabin blocks. I set out to make a 12.5x18.5" rectangle (he was asking for specific squares and rectangles) and after double checking my math a couple times - came up with this:

SewConnected for John - April

I love the way this turned out, and I'm even thinking I would love my own quilt with these blocks in various sizes! With the solid white/parchment in there it makes a very striking block - at least in my opinion! :)

I made a second, less successful block too - John has agreed to add a final border to it, and make it the size that he needs as he's constructing the top.

Extra Block for John

I have a couple of people I'm still waiting to hear from on the Quilt Festival Winner's post - please go make sure it's not you. This evening I will be selecting alternate winners.

Hope you have a great Monday!!
Blessings ~
Amy

17 comments:

Dionne said...

What beautiful blocks! I can't wait to see what John does with them!
Cheers,
Dionne

Amy said...

I am a HUGE fan of red and white...I just love it :)

Andrea said...

I love how the red and white block turned out. It'd be fun to see more like this. :)

Congrats on your successful quilt festival!

karen said...

Oh what fun to find a man that quilts. I personally would like to find one that likes to cooks, so I can quilt! Cooking is just not my thing, altho' baking is fun. Oops, time to take the banana bread out of the oven!

scrappy quilter said...

Fun blocks. I like the reds and whites together.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow, I love that red and white block. I like the different size. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

W. Latane Barton said...

Those colors are really nice. Love the apple trim.

Cassie said...

Love the blocks, Amy. I'm intrigued by the idea of a quilt made of rectangle blocks.

Take care,
Cassie

debbie in San Diego said...

Hi Amy- Wow I love the red and white block! would you mind sharing the strip measurements?
Thanks Debbie

Jackie said...

The red and white blocks are fantastic. I am sure that John will be pleased with your design.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You did an awesome job on the rectangle block!!

Allie said...

Love the blocks - nothing more cheerful than red and white!

Sara said...

I totally thought the snowball block was a solid piece of fabric. I love it!!!!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Debbie in San Diego -
My inner strip was 2.5x8.5, just build up from there! That inner tiny strip may not be necessary - I have found that my 1/4" is a tad big and shows up when there's multiple seams in a block :)

Rebekah said...

love the rectangle! It's such a fun shape for a block

Tipper said...

Love the red-and the graphic looking apples.