Monday, May 29, 2017

Quilter's Recipe Box - Five month review and giveaway!

I can't believe it's already been five months since I started this!  So far there are 20 blocks, four each month.  I wanted to give you a re-cap of all the months and inspire you to either keep going, or join in.  I am using Dotalicious by Island Batik for this series - they provided the fabric in my Fall/Winter Ambassador box last summer.

In January I started out showing you how to make some basic half square triangles.  The recipe card block was for a Friendship Star Block, and the alternate blocks were Shoo Fly Block, O Block and the Anvil Block.  Here is what they look like all set together:

In February I showed you how to make a split square unit and the block was Churn Dash.  The alternate blocks were Greek CrossRail Fence,  and Flitter.  This is what they look like together:

The March blocks all used a four patch block.  I started out with Jacob's Ladder, then added Thrifty, Value, and Chained Friendship Star.  Here they are:

As you can see, the blocks are definitely getting more complex as we go!  The more units you have in a block the more color you can add, which I love!

The featured unit for April was a nine patch.  The first block was a Double Nine Patch.  I made another Jacob's Ladder Variation, Nine Patch Chain, and a Button block.  Here they are all together:


This month I've been working on Quarter Square Triangle units, which add even more interest to a block!  The first block was Ohio Star.  After that came the Swamp Angel, Clown's Choice, and finally Twinkle Star.  Here are those four blocks together:



And if you put all 20 blocks together here is what it might look like:


Or you could add sashing strips:

Fun!  I can't wait to add the rest of the blocks!  Only 32 more to go...but at the rate of one a week, it's really a piece of cake.  Here is a recap of the block list, in order as I made them.  (I'll be adding all of this info to a tab at the top of the page for future reference:

Friendship Star Block
Shoo Fly Block
O Block
Anvil Block
Churn Dash
Greek Cross
Rail Fence
Flitter
Jacob's Ladder
Thrifty
Value
Chained Friendship Star
Double Nine Patch
Jacob's Ladder Variation
Nine Patch Chain
Button block
Ohio Star
Swamp Angel
Clown's Choice
Twinkle Star

And now for the giveaway!  I have some 10 inch squares (13 to be exact!) from the Island Batik Coastal Mist collection to send you, plus a stash builder roll.  The roll has four strips that are 5 inches wide - a couple of them are nice neutrals.  You can use them to make some of the quilt blocks I've shown, or use them any way you wish.  I can only send this prize if you live in the US, but I am also going to give away a digital copy of each of my new patterns for Island Batik!  Alouette and Make Lemonade will be sent to a prize winner as well, so if you are living outside of the US and win my drawing I will e-mail you those.



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Good luck, and thanks for following along!

44 comments:

Kathy said...

My favorite blocks is the churn dash. I have always liked it.

Quilting Tangent said...

Chained Friendship Star is my favorite block. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Michele T said...

I love the Bear Paw block!!!

Vicki H said...

I like the churn dash block.

Charlene S said...

I just adore the Jacob's Ladder with and without variations.

Lindah said...

Such a great variety of blocks!

tac73 said...

My favorite is Friendship Star.my favorite is the Friendship Star block. Thank you for posting all your lovely projects.

Unknown said...

I really like the 9-patch chain. It would make a great quilt. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

JANET said...

I like the churn dash, 9 patch, just about any block. But my favorite at the moment is the block that I see made into the prettiest quilt I see that day! (I'm very fickle.)

Lori said...

my favorite quilt block is the court house

Seacoast Quilter said...

I'm fond of Jacob's Ladder. I haven't kept up but thanks for the instructions.

OhioLori said...

My Favorite Block is the Bearpaw..but Churn Dash is close 2nd

teachpany said...

Congrats! This program is awesome. I love Jacob's Ladder.

Janarama said...

My favorite block is the Snail's Trail.

Pamela said...

I love your blocks! The Ohio Star is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, and thanks for the great giveaway!

Barb Neiwert said...

I truly don't have a favorite block! I adore a lot of the paper piecing blocks, but don't have the patience to work on them, lol!

Stitchin At Home said...

Stars any stars I simply like stars.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love the Ohio Star. My grandmother made my husband and I a quilt, when we got married, with the Ohio Star block. She died before she got to quilt it, so 48 years later, I had the privilege of hand quilting it. It is one of my treasured possessions.

ShirleyC said...

I made a king size log cabin, and I loved being able to use small scraps. I really love the Dresdan Plate design.

Lisa Marie said...

I have made lots of log cabin blocks, in many different styles. They have turned into many quilts. Each one different, but all lovely. Log cabin is now my favorite. When first I started quilting and had trouble with accurate 1/4" seams I didn't like them so much.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Love your blocks. Twinkle Star is my favorite!!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

i also agree love the twinkle star block.

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

Love the button block! My very favorite shape is the hexi.

GranChris said...

I've always loved a Granny Square. Simple and sweet.

Dawn F said...

I love log cabin!

Kristine said...

I like the 9 patch Jacob's ladder variation.

Rrrrr said...

Flitter looks like fun!

Allison CB said...

I like Churn Dash blocks! churcae(at)auburn.(dot)edu

Rebecca said...

I love the double nine patch.

Alice Ronne said...

Love Twinkle Star! Love the chance for a great giveaway! akronne17@gmail.com

quilter said...

I like Ohio Star, very versatile. Thanks
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Melody Lutz said...

Go to favorite is Ohio Star

Emily C said...

I love the star block.

Alicia Hamlin said...

I love the Twinkle star!

Jayne said...

I would like to make a New York Beauty block

patchworkbreeze said...

I like log cabins.

C Murphy said...

Ohio Star... LOVE stars of all kinds!
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cjmont said...

the friendship star block has always been my favorite block.

Mary O. said...

I like the Nine Patch Chain Block.

Lee said...

I love log cabin blocks!

Dody said...

I love star blocks!

Donna Lewis said...

Rail Fence was the first full quilt I completed. My daughter was 12, she is 37 and still has it and uses it.

jellybean said...

Can I have two favorites friendship star and churn dash

anna brown said...

Bears paw for me the turn dash... happyness04431@yahoo.com