Here is my block in red, white, and blue that was submitted for the magazine. Those of you who know me knew I'd have to do it in that color combo.
However, here's another color option that's just as fun. It's bright, and fun, and happy! I called it my Top Secret Quilt. It's always so hard to keep the block a secret before it comes out in the magazine. I used some fabrics from Blank Quilting's line called A Sewing Kit.
It looks like my label it crooked but it really isn't.... I don't think.... I think it's just the photographer. She needs to learn to take better pictures (wink, wink)!!
Quiltmaker shows my block as a foundation pieced block but when I made the blocks, I didn't use the foundation pieced method. I sewed my strips together in 2 different color sets and then used the "stitch and flip" method to make the flying geese. Either will work, it just whatever your preference is.
By using the stitch and flip method, you will have extra that you cut off. I saved those pieces and made half square triangles out of them. I intended to show you my project using them but life got in the way. I have a son who is a senior this year and plays on the golf team. Needless to say, things are a bit hectic with his schedule and up and coming graduation right now. You'll have to check back the first part of June (after graduation) to see what I did with them.
So.... How will you make your block? What color option will you use? Do you like to use fun, novelty prints in your quits? Which method will you use to piece it together?
The editors of Quiltmaker are giving away a free issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 to one lucky winner. Be sure to leave me a comment and tell me if you like to make quilts with fun, novelty type prints of if you're a more traditional kind of quilter! Make sure you're not a "no-reply blogger". I can't give you the magazine if I can't contact you. After you leave me your sweet comment, hop on over to Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures Blog and see the others participating in the blog tour.
Be sure and come back for the Perfect Picnic Blog Hop coming May 23rd thru June 9th.
It's sure to involve a picnic quilt, a picnic basket, a picnic menu, fun picnic activities, and a picnic date with someone special.