Some fun things. I’ve been working on a bunch of quilt blocks over the past few weeks. My design wall is looking so cheerful right now. One of those blocks is a free pattern to celebrate National Quilting Month. Did you know there was a National Quilting Month? Well, now you do. Another great excuse to quilt more this month. And if your family asks you what gives, you can just tell them you are doing your civic duty. 😉
This free pattern is for this 6″ x 6″ block which I called Rose Park. You can find the pattern here as part of the Baby Lock For the Love of Quilting site.
Baby Lock is celebrating National Quilting Month with a sewing machine giveaway as well as other free quilt block downloads. Visit the Baby Lock NQM 2016 page for all of the details!
I added my new block to my design wall. It looks and works so nicely with all of my Splendid Sampler blocks.
Yesterday the pattern for Block 8 was released. Here is my version. This pattern was designed by Julie Karasek.
If you’re not familiar with the Splendid Sampler, it is a series of 100 free 6″ x 6″ quilt blocks that will be released over the next year. You can read more about the Splendid Sampler and how it works here.
I’m trying to stay caught up, but at the same time working at my own pace. I finally finished block #4 Happy Happy designed by Jen Kingwell this past weekend during some car travel. I had fun fussy-cutting for the applique flowers and I love how cheerful they are.
Here are my blocks so far. I’ve taken a few liberties and had fun making the blocks my own. For example I only made 4 little hearts on Melissa Corry’s block #3 for my four kiddos. I’m not sure exactly the direction these will continue to go, but I’m having fun. Definitely pushing toward the super-scrappy. I started my blocks right after seeing Jen Kingwell’s trunk show, so I’m definitely channeling her “more is more” mantra on this one.
And with that, Happy National Quilting month. There’s lots more going on behind the scenes around here that I’ll be sharing next week!