New Fabrics, Fun Patterns - a Mini Blog Hop and Giveaway
|The new Lola Collection by Blank Quilting|
Today I am joined AGAIN by two blog buddies. We've never met but I discovered their blogs this past year and I follow them because of their obvious joy in playing with lovely fabric and making happy projects. This is our THIRD challenge, aided by fabrics from Blank Quilting. For this Lola Collection we each got 1/4 to 1/3 yard of each print. Sometimes "small" works wonders.
Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling
Amy of A Quilting SheepI invite you to visit their blog sites today, see what they have come up with, and then go to Blank's Facebook page and see what new things they may have. Come back and tell me you've been to Blank's site and I will enter your name in a giveaway of fabrics. None of us have enough to offer these exact fabrics, so I've pulled together some other luscious Blank Quilting fabrics (see bottom of this post for fabrics).
I started a few different times (and abandoned one completely), but here is the first try. It's a traditional block from my book "Supersize 'Em Quilts". This traditional block is called The Diadem.
|The Diadem Block: 12" x 12". Paper pieced corners|
The Diadem Quilt from my book
|Diadem blocks: 14" x 14". A great way to showcase a large scale print|
Then I re-discovered a pattern I had drafted over 10 years ago I call "Shark's Teeth" (I wonder why).
|10" Paper Pieced Shark's Teeth before final seam|
I used two fabrics (don't you love that leaf print?). How does it look on the under side?
The paper side of the Shark's Teeth units
|Two 5-1/2" x 10-1/2" Shark's Teeth units from the paper side|
And the Shark's Teeth block after the final seam:
|Shark's Teeth. Finished size will be 10" x 10"|
Shark's Teeth block with really strong contrast. How do you like this one?
|Shark's Teeth with a stronger fabric contrast|
Well, what do all those 40 patterns from the CD look like, huh? Here are the first 20.
|20 of the 40 foundation blocks for borders (or just fun blocks!)|
A copy of the CD with all these patterns! As you can see, Shark's Teeth is in there, too!
Contest is over Friday, June 14 at midnight (East Coast time USA). Just leave me a comment on which of these 40 blocks you like and, if you care to tell me - what you think of paper piecing (keep it clean, those of you who hate it!)