Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quilt Story's Block Party

I've decided to enter two quilt blocks I've made into Quilt Story's Block Party.

The first is my entry in the Traditional category - my cathedral windows block. You can read more about this block here.

cathedral 1

I loved making this block. It was the first time I attempted something that was way out of my comfort zone, but it ended up being a lot easier to tackle than I'd anticipated. It was just time-consuming. I used Heather's tutorials (parts 1 and 2) from House of A La Mode. This was also the first time I made a project completely out of solids. I guess for that reason, I could have entered this block in the Modern category too.

The second is my entry in the Modern category - a modified hourglass block (in its unpressed state no less).

Charity Quilt Block, Varied

If you'd like to read about how I constructed this block, you can click here for the details.

Now, head on over to Quilt Story to check out the other entries. There are so many great blocks - I've added several of them to my to-try-someday list.

6 comments:

emedoodle said...

Great blocks! I posted my cathedral windows for the traditional too... but I agree, with the colors chosen it could have been modern too. Funny how that works. :)

Tanya said...

I love your cathedral square...you actually inspired me to try (a small) one before Christmas, to be part of a pillow. It was my first attempt, so not great, but not awful.

http://sewmanydreams.blogspot.com/2010/12/secret-santa-swap.html

AMKreations said...

Both of your blocks are amazing! and I love the fabric in the second.

HOnestly, I'm intimidated by the first too. =)

Elizabeth D. said...

I still totally heart your cathedral windows block. I just adore it. One of these days, I'll try it. It's definitely on my list! I like your modified hourglass, too, even if it is unpressed!

Kristen said...

Beautiful blocks!! I would love to try CWs by machine.

Quiltstory said...

I love these! love the cathedral. Great colors! Thanks for linking up to our block party!

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