Quilt blocks, quilt top!

20 07 2008

Last weekend I finally started working on the 1930’s quilt I mentioned a while back. First I made a sample out of cardboard just so I would have an idea of how the blocks would look like.

10" cardboard sample block

After cutting out all my pieces I made a sample block out of spare fabric.

Test Quilt Block

The quilt blocks for the actual quilt weren’t going to be mismatched fabrics but I still got a good idea of the size and the final look.

After chain-piecing all my blocks I ended up with 25 blocks. Each block is 10″x10″ so just the blocks along make a nice 50″x50 quilt top. I tried a few different layouts and these were the main contenders.


Random layout


I like this layout the best I think

The general consensus is that the gradient layout is the most interesting. It’s also my favorite, so I’m quite happy with it. Next up I have to decide on sashing and borders and buy fabric accordingly. I hope to have a finished quilt top next weekend!


Win a quilt at www.oldredbarnco.blogspot.com

If you’re not interested in making your own quilts like me but would like to win your own, go check out Old Red Barn Co.‘s blog. She’s currently giving away a beautiful quilt with fabulous fabric from designer Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller fabrics. It’s the second time that she’s giving away a quilt and although I didn’t win last time I will try again this time! If you would be interested in winning this quilt yourself, make sure to go here and leave a comment! There’s nothing hard about that!


My contest ends tonight! Make sure to get your entry(ies) in! The winner will be announced as soon as I can!




7 responses

20 07 2008

your quilt is looking great. I so wish my new sewing machine and i were friends. I just so miss my old one, silly i know. I though of yuo the other day when i received some glass mushroom beads, smile. Am thinking stitch markers.

21 07 2008

I love your quilt its turning out so cute. Are you going to quilt it yourself or have someone do it for you??

21 07 2008

I agree: Gradient is the most interesting. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done. Will you quilt it yourself to send it out? I tried machine quilting but I could tell it would take far too much practice until I was decent at it so I decided having someone else do it would be well worth the money. 🙂

21 07 2008

both verison of your quilt looks great! My heart & minds yerns to be more crafty but my hands are just too lazy. :)!

and I’m definately going to check out the Red Barn blog…thanks

21 07 2008

The quilt is beautiful…you are very talented!

23 07 2008

hey girlie, i would love your addy to mail something your way, just for fun. my email is moonhonu@yahoo.com. thx!!

25 07 2008
Karen June

Love the gradient…and love that vintage yellow! That color is in the running for a new color for our living room. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

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