Monday, November 29, 2010

December's Block: It's Hip to be Square

It's December! I can't believe we've come to the last month of the bee, crazy huh?! Well, the time sure does fly when you're having fun! :)

Ok, onto the blocks...
I saw this quilt a while back (Jan 2010) on Rebekah's blog, it is made by the empty bobbin (don't know her actual name). I just fell in love with this!

Inspiration Quilt
So here's what I'm thinking...
I would love,
2 blocks measuring 12" square unfinished.

One block a very simple Log Cabin square, with one square surrounded by another square, surrounded by another and so on.

For the second I'd love it if you got a bit more creative and make a 12" block with multiple squares, as many squares as you'd like, or not very many, that's up to you.
Some Examples....

I prefer straight and simple compared to wonky.

The fabrics I chose are a few of my favorites with some coordinating yellow, blues, light gray and greens thrown in, and for some contrast Kona Charcoal and Kona white crush.
2 blocks I made
A little helpful tip... if you don't like math like me, I just made the first basic 12" square (mine is actually a tad larger then 12" and needs to be trimmed) then used that as a guideline for laying out my small squares. It was nice to be able to eyeball it, instead of doing the math to end up with a 12 inch square.
A few common questions:
1. SCRAPS:: Please send the scraps back, I plan to use them in the quilt, plus I had no idea how much fabric would be enough so I think I sent a lot.

2. SIGGY BLOCK:: I sent everyone a separate strip of fabric to sign your name on. I will use those strips to make one large square for the back.

3. ADDING FABRIC FROM YOUR STASH:: I'm trying to stay with the colors I sent you. You may add fabric from your stash that is modern and is a lemon yellow, pale gray, medium blue or lime green.

Any questions??????????????? There's a lot going on lately, so my brain is mush, I'm sure I've missed something :)

I'll be shipping your fabric out tomorrow! Happy Sewing :)


  1. Oh how fun! Her name is Shea (the empty bobbins blogger)--I know her from Kansas City MQG and I've actually seen that quilt :)! It's so pretty and some of those squares are sooo small.

  2. i love you fabric choices & look forward to making your blocks!