Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A fun block

My friend, Lillian, told me about this block and I decided to play and make a couple tonight. How simple is this? Just a 4 patch in the center made from 4 1/2 in squares and then framed on the sides by 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strips making a 12 1/2 in square. I just love this block! I have TONS of 4 1/2 in squares cut and I can see these blocks making up into all kinds of quick but great looking quilts to donate to Mercy House. The possibilities are endless! Great..just what I need..more ideas flowing through my head! lol I was just playing tonight as it was wayyyy too hot to spend too much time in the sewing room tonight.

Before I start anything new, though, I do have another fun project to finish. It is part of an "Ugly Fabric Challenge". Each person who signed up got the same amount of the same fabric and we have to make any project we want out of it. Then we will vote on our favorites and the top 3 winners get some nice fat quarters as prizes! I can't show you the project until after the voting, but here is the fabric:

Not HORRIBLE, but definitely not pretty!! All I have to do is quilt my project and it is done..yay!!!

Will be spending a good portion of tomorrow replanting part of my vegies. Looks like the beans and pea seeds rotted in the ground from all the rain. Will replant the beans, but not the peas as it is now too late for the. Sigh..guess they will wait until the fall. Now to decide what to plant in their place!


  1. Yes! What can l say but good luck with your project. Not Horrible but different.

  2. I would be stacking that fabric and having fun, I'm in a fan mood- can't wait to see what you did with it- cw

  3. Reenie, I didn't realize we were all getting the SAME "ugly" fabric...now I can't wait to see what everyone else did with theirs. LOL oh what fun! SandraJ-SC

  4. this is a great little block. I'm realizing making bigger, easier blocks for the charity baby quilts our guild does makes a LOT of sense! Good luck with the challenging fabric! B.