Friday, March 16, 2012

Quilt Blocks - Stars, States, Geese and Hedgehogs!

This past week, I've been busy finishing up quilt blocks for a number of groups.  They were a lot of fun to make and were quick hour-or-so quick projects that were perfect for evenings and quick breaks at the sewing machine!

1.  Star Block for NYC Mod Bee:
For the March month of our bee, we were asked to make wonky star blocks.  I used a pattern from Modern Blocks called "Three Wishes."  I love the double star effect!

Center is Kaffe Fassett folk art the duck and the umbrella!

2. StitchCraft's Ten Buck BOM
StitchCraft (the fabulous quilt shop near me) recently started a "Ten Buck Block of the Month," where each member gets a pattern and fabric each month.  It is $10 to buy in, and free thereafter if you bring your completed block the next month.

The theme of the BOM quilt is a road trip, so this was called "Road to Alaska."  It is so colorful!

3.  South Florida Mod Bee - Flying Geese 
For the March month of the South Florida Mod Bee, we were asked to use beautiful blue shot cotton fabric and make a block featuring flying geese.  I used another pattern from Modern Blocks called "Follow the Leader."  I love the sense of to make!

4.  Hedgehog Round Robin Block
For the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild's March meeting, I wanted to start a round robin project.  I decided to make a fun "center" block as a jumping off point for the round robin.  I hope someone takes it and adds onto the block...we plan on adding onto this until it hits a baby-sized quilt!

I used this beautiful free hedgehog paper-pieced pattern from Artisania.  It took a while to make, but I loved the result!


  1. Great blocks. I love the hedgehog!

  2. That hedgie has personality plus :) All your blocks are great. I just might have to lean a lil toward modern from my traditional roots with all this inspiration.


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