Monday, July 1, 2013

Blogger Girl's Block of the Month




Happy July (really, July already?)! Today is the big "reveal" day for the Blogger Girls Block of the Month Quilts. Except I don't have a full reveal...yet.  Let me explain. My blocks have been finished for a couple of months. But then I couldn't make a decision about the setting. Monique designed a gorgeous setting, but I kept thinking I would just do something simple. So that was the plan. Saturday I was going to set my blocks together with a plain sashing, cornerstones, and a border. But then I read Lissa's post. Lissa posted her progress early, and what she wrote about Monique's unique setting really got me thinking. I DID want to spend more time and make the fantastic setting blocks.


So, I set to work Saturday morning with the goal being to just get two rows together. The setting blocks aren't difficult. Basically you need to make square in a square blocks in three different sizes (these take the most time) and then connect them with solid pieces of fabric.


By using Monique's rulers you are able to trim your blocks down and have perfect points.



Although my quilt isn't finished yet, I'm happy to share my two rows (with a sashing row in between). I'm so happy I made the decision to set the blocks this way. Yes, it will take a little extra time than a simple sashing would have...but I'm so happy with the look. I will definitely be finishing this up soon because it's just too pretty to stop working on now. And...this setting arrangement would work for setting together any 12" finished blocks you might happen to have sitting around. I actually have 12 sampler blocks in a box that I'm thinking about putting together using this same arrangement.

Stop by the other blogs today to see some progress and some finishes! Thanks so much for stopping by!



                  Monique From Open Gate Quilts - opengatequilts.blogspot.com/
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice ~ sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com

I believe the patterns and finishing instructions are still available here from Monique for a short time, but be sure to download them now as they won't be available for long.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


I'll be back later today with the Schnibbles Parade!

14 comments:

Kate said...

Perfect choice, it looks fabulous.

Stephanie said...

I have a lovely stash of blues and whites waiting for a projects. A very soothing color combination. Great setting idea.

Sheryl said...

The blues and whites are so striking in that quilt, and the pieced sashing definitely adds a lot of interest.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

That definitely is a very gorgeous setting! I am glad you chose to still do it. I can't wait to see your finished project!!!

elena piƱa garcia said...

Lovely, love the blues!

Kathi said...

I absolutely love your quilt in the blues (my favorite). Good job...makes me want to do this one now.
Kathi

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a lovely combination! The setting is going to be the perfect finish!

Abby said...

This is beautiful! Can't wait to see it completed. You talked me into this sashing now too!

Lesley said...

Sherri, your blocks are gorgeous, and that setting makes them look even more fabulous. I made my 12 blocks and have cut all the fabrics for my sashing but it will probably become my summer project. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Sherri, Your quilt is going to be stunning! I love the blues and the setting is just awesome! Great Job!

Joan said...

Love your choice of setting blocks for your block of the month. Enjoyed visiting your site. www.quiltersfun-joan.blogspot.com

OPQuilt said...

Loved reading about your thinking about your setting blocks. When I saw them on IG, I was blown away. Taking the extra time really makes for a spectacular quilt, and teaches us all the same lesson we need to keep reminding ourselves of: take time, slow down, there's no rush. Why do we always feel in a hurry? (I know I do!)

Beautiful work, Sherri.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Karen said...

The sashing design brings in such an interest element. Nice.

Patricia Lessell said...

Utterly gorgeous

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