Saturday, July 21, 2012

A-B-C Challenge: U & V Blocks

The A-B-C Challenge  is still going strong and we have just a few blocks left before we can start sashing, setting and quilting. you can still join us. Bring your U and V blocks to the August 4 meeting. These blocks should start with U & V

U blocks:
    • Underground Railroad (from Around the Block)
    • Union (from Around the Block)
    • Unnamed Star (from Around the Block)
    • Uneven Star (9" paper pieced block from Quilter's Cache)
    • Unnamed Basket (10" block from Quilter's Cache)
    • Union Square  (12" block from Quilter's Cache) - Rhonda: this is for you since you are looking for place name blocks!
    • Upright Basket (8" paper pieced block from Quilter's Cache)
    • Utah Sparkler (12" paper pieced block from Quilter's Cache)
    • Quilter's Newsletter magazine had a series of blocks listing blocks for states. There were several blocks included for each state, including Utah.
    Some examples of V blocks are:
    • Variable Star (from Around the Block Again)
    • Virginia Reel (from Around the Block Again)
    •  Vermont (12" block from Quilter's Cache)
    • Victoria's Star (12" paper pieced block from Quilter's Cache)
    • Vines at the Window (12" block from Quilter's Cache)
    • [Easy] Virginia Star  (9" paper pieced block from Quilter's Cache)

    Below are a few of the many block resources available to inspire you:
    • 1000 Great Quilt Blocks by Maggi McCormick Gordon
    • Around the Block with Judy Hopkins: 200 Rotary Cut Blocks in 6 Sizes by Judy Hopkins
    • Around the Block Again: More Rotary Cut Blocks from Judy Hopkins by Judy Hopkins
    • The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War by Rosemary Youngs
    • The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: 55 letters and the 111 Blocks they Inspired by Laurie Hird
    • Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match by Susan Briscoe
    • Judy Martin's Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns by Judy Martin
    • Modern Quilt Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers by Susanne Woods
    • Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins
    • The Quilter's Album of Blocks and Borders by Jinny Beyer (out of print)
    • The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4044 Pieced Blocks for Quilters by Jinny Beyer (2009) - you NEED this book if you don't have it.
    • Quilter's Cache website
    So, go forth and make blocks. You can do it. Have fun, use great fabric. Enjoy!

    1 comment:

    city said...

    .thanks for posting