Monday, September 21, 2015

Design Wall Monday: A Quilt Block a Day

I inherited the "A Quilt Block a Day" Facebook group from Karen Snyder several years ago. Each season, I post a block tutorial here and BaD quilters make one block each day – – usually 90 for the season.

This summer's block a day was inspired by a quilt from magazine. The March/April 2014 issue features a half square triangle quilt by Pat Bravo on the cover using her "Rapture" collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. I particularly enjoy using AGF fabrics, probably because of the quality of the greige goods they use. The background fabric is white from Michael Miller's cotton couture collection. Yummy! I buy it by the bolt.

My quilt is a bit different -- primarily, I used larger HSTs. Also, I included a few solids that complement the Rapture fabrics. And also, I pieced about 10 blocks wrong. I initially thought I would rip them apart and fix them, but I decided leaving them "as is" would add a bit of randomness to the quilt. Because I would be spending my summer in Texas, I cut out all the pieces for this quilt at one time. Then, each morning when I sat down at the sewing machine, I first made one block. This is a great way to make a quilt and also to check if your machine has developed any problems overnight.

As you can see, I miscounted when I cut my blocks! When I finished hanging all my blocks on my makeshift design wall, I was short one block! Guess this "finish" will have to wait until I return to Colorado, and my fabric stash.

Come back Wednesday for the Autumn "A Quilt Block a Day" tutorial. And if you haven't already, consider joining the BaD group on Facebook.

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  1. What a bother, one block short! Looking forward to seeing what the next block a day project is. Might be able to join in with this one!

  2. I love it wit the HSTs. It looks wonderful.


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