A quilter and fabric designer whom I have admired for years is "retiring" from the quilting business. If you follow Karen Snyder on Facebook or on her blog, Anna Lena Land, you know she has recently purchased a home in Sweden and wants to spend part of the year there. So she is handing off her "Block a Day" Facebook group -- to me!
Here's what Karen says to introduce the "Block a Day" concept:
Can't find time to make a quilt? How about a block each day! Every season I'll showcase a new block, post a tutorial on my blog (annalenaland.com) and try to give you lots of inspiration.I've "known" Karen since my boys and I visited her shop in Washington back in the late 1990s. She designs 30s reproduction fabrics (and still has a very few on sale here) and quilts to go with them. I've made several quilts using her "Block a Day" method, such as:
Flying in Squares (Flying Geese). And:
Tesselating Crosses. And:
Streaks of Lightning (60 Degree Triangles). And:
Strings. And lastly:
I'd love to know if you have a favorite block to suggest for a "Block a Day." Comment on this post by Saturday, March 8 for a chance to win a new book of quilt blocks!
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