That special day of the week Wednesday, and that means a new block for you!
It feels like Fall in the air here in SE Nebraska. Long jeans and a denim shirt day, really gorgeous weather to be outside! Pretty sure it will warm up again. Weather swings keep us on our toes, with warmer/cooler clothes near at hand.
This weeks question: is there a product-tool-ruler you wish you’d invented. Actually no, does that surprise you? When I learned quiltmaking it was by hand, I loved it. I did embrace a few tools and products over the years. What I want to invent is more stitching time. FYI – I’m working on it!
This is my week, I chose the Union block. I’ve loved this block for years and years. Thanks to a friendships block exchange a few years ago, I now have two quilts made with this block. Great choice for scrappy quilts!
First is the pressing:
Here is the block! I have no extra tips, it easily went together. It is made with HST’s (be sure you square them to the correct size), a square in a square in a square block in the center, and 4 rectangles. Watch your seam allowance, be consistent. A little clipping and artful pressing and you too will have a beautiful block.
Here is the link to this weeks block: http://unitednotions.com/Block27JM_UnionVariation.pdf
The two background fabrics are from my new line that ships in Jan/Feb 2018, named ‘New Hope’, the other pieces are from ‘Timeless’, it recently arrived in your local or favorite quilt shop.
Here are the links to our friends Blog post to see their versions:
Lynne Hagmeier http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Betsy Chutchian http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Lisa Bongean https://lisabongean.com/
Moda Carrie http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Lastly the link to the permanent page: http://blog.modafabrics.com/blockheads/
Happy Sewing! Jo