Saturday, April 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along | April

Hello and happy Saturday! Today is Patchwork Quilt Along day which means that I have new blocks to share! I'm using a variety of different reds and blues by Minick & Simpson and am using a different light/low-volume background each month.  I'm really having fun with these blocks, and now that I have 24 of them finished it's starting to be pretty exciting!

This month's blocks (Star and Cross) took just a bit more time than the previous

ones because there are eight half-square triangles in each block. I actually cut my background and print squares for the hst's just a bit bigger than called for so I could trim them down to just the right size using my half-square triangle method (1/8" larger in each direction worked fine).

After finishing my blocks I can hardly wait to take pictures of them with the previous month's blocks!

 And then I pack them all away until it's time to make the next set!

 Get all of the details about the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along here (and download this month's free pattern there too). You'll also be able to see the upcoming blocks on the site although those patterns aren't available yet! Then be sure to stop by all of the following blogs to see their versions of this month's block (Instagram names are in parenthesis).

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)

Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)

Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)

Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)

Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)

Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)

Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)

Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)

Pat Sloan of (@quilterpatsloan)

Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)

Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)

Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)

Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)

Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)

Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)

Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

 Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hildy said...

Beautiful blocks! I love how they all look together:-)

Jan A. said...

The blocks are coming along beautifully. Can't wait to see this as a finish.

Vicky said...

Shucks, the April block is not posted yet. I was all ready to start sewing. Patience!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful!! They all look so pretty together!

Needled Mom said...


Helen L said...

These are beautiful Sherri: Do I see another July quilt coming together? :-) Hugs, H

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