Saturday, July 1, 2017

Quilting Life Block of the Month | July

Hello and happy July!  Welcome to Mystery Block of the Month here at A Quilting Life!  The other day I sat down and finished designing all of the blocks for this quilt, and I have to say I'm super happy with how it's turned out! I'm actually hoping to finish up my quilt soon so that next month I can give you exact requirements for finishing your quilt.


This month's block is the traditional Duck's Feet block...one I've been wanting to
make for a little while! I also wanted to share a few pictures of the corner unit construction in case there are any newer quilters sewing along who haven't made this unit before.



I had fun picking fabrics for this one...I knew I wanted to add in some green to this block, and also added in a couple of my favorite pink prints.



To make the corner units you'll first sew one of the triangles to the corner square.  Press seams toward the triangle print fabric.



Then sew another triangle to the corner square as shown. Again, press the seam allowances toward the triangle.



Finally, add the large triangle.  You will make four of these units. Because my dark pink fabric was directional, I took a little extra time to make sure all of my triangles were facing the correct direction.



Now the block is easy to put together...just sew the three units in each row together, and then sew rows together!



This is a fun block that will look great set on point or in a straight setting!




Go here to download this month's pattern PDF, and go here to find links to the block posts for each of the previous blocks!

Also...today marks the ninth anniversary of when I started this blog! I'm so grateful to the on-line quilting community for the support and inspiration given to me; it really is amazing how much we can all learn from one-another! My goal for the future of the blog is to keep trying to share through informative blog posts, tutorials, and tips! I do love Instagram for the ease of sharing, but my heart will always be here with the blog!  Thank you for reading and for your kind comments--I truly appreciate you all!

Thanks so much for sewing along and for stopping by! 



15 comments:

marcille said...

Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful photographs. I prefer blogs to instagram so I am thrilled to hear you say that this is where your heart is.

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on 9 years. Loojing forward to more good stuff from you.

Brenda said...

Congratulations on 9 years. Someone told me the other day that blogs are dead, but I enjoy reading and learning from other's blogs and enjoy writing my own. I especially like the tutorials that you do. Thanks!

Margaret said...

Yours is 1 of the 3 blogs that I have read consistenly over the years. You do not brag about your accomplishments, but instead very generously share your time, knowledge and experience with your readers. Thanks to YOU for keeping up this blog, and congratulations on your 9 year anniversary. I wish you continued success in your quilty endeavors!

Robin Davis said...

Sherri happy blog anniversary! I've been reading your blog for about a year. I'm so glad the Lord brought me here. I love your techniques, quilts, time and space organization articles. Thank you and blessing for many more years blogging and may your business prosper.

Susan from Kentucky said...

Sherri,

Happy Blog Anniversary! I really enjoy reading and looking at the quilts you make. I hope to get the enthusiasm back to quilt again one day soon. I just (unexpectedly) lost my husband a month ago and I'm having a difficult time dealing with it. He was my absolute best friend/soul mate and always was my encouragement for doing things. Following your blog gives me hope to enjoy something in life again.

Susan

Grammydiane said...

Sherri, thanks for the blogs and most of all the BOM. I just wished I had more time to quilt. Enjoy your holiday!

margaret said...

congrats on your nine years of blogging how time flies and thanks too for the latest block not made one of these before

margaret said...

have now downloaded all the blocks but could not find about fabric requirements not sure how I have missed these blocks before as I follow tour blog though have only recently found you I think.

Emma Joyner said...

Happy blogiversary x
I'm just starting out on my quilting journey, so I'm looking forward to revisiting this pattern when I'm a bit more confident lol..

Hildy said...

Beautiful block and congrats to your 9th blog anniversary!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! I hope you will keep your blog going for years to come. Love the block too!

mascanlon said...

Thanks for sharing so many lovely and fun ideas with us. I appreciate how much time and commitment you have to this community.

Jeanna said...

I love the design of this month's block and look forward to making it!

Kathy Henderson said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've been reading for several years, but I rarely comment (sorry!). I wanted to let you know how much I love the designs and information that you generously share. I pre-ordered your new fabric and can't wait for September when it comes out. Thanks again for all you do for your blog readers - it is much appreciated!

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