Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Around the Block - February

I am trying to keep on top of the block swaps that I am participating in, and ultimately for me that means finishing the blocks as the envelopes with fabrics come in the mail box.  Once filed they may be forgotten!


Donna from Craftjunk asked for two 10.5 inch blocks featuring simple and fun geometric shapes.  Once completed Donna asked for the pre-cut border as provided to be added to each block.


These blocks will be used by Donna to make a quilt for her daughter who is turning 5 in April, and like most little girls that I know, her favorite color is pink.


 The layout of the above block is featured in
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine
and is known as Daughter's Delight 

I happened to find this magazine at my local newsagent and could not resist.  It is a treasure trove of quilting ideas, and ideal for block swap inspiration.  All of the blocks in the magazine finish  at 12 inches, and most of them are relatively easy to re-size.

Are you sick of seeing Half Square Triangles yet again?

24 comments:

  1. Always happy to see half squares! Hehe They're gorgeous Rita... it's going to be on amazing quilt for a lucky little girl.

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  2. nope! i just tried my hand at these the first time the other day and they're fun!

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  3. I think i've had a daily addiction to your blog for about 7 months now....and so far......i'm not sick of anything i see on.....

    xo
    eva

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  4. They look just great Rita. I must get a start on mine too

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  5. oh love that top one - looks like I found my block for one of the quilting bees I'm in (have to make six of the same kind of block but in different colors)! Thanks!

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  6. lovely! I don't think I'll ever tire of 1/2 square triangles... how could you with so many possibilities that they hold? :)

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  7. I'll never be sick of HSTs! Your blocks are wonderful!

    Have you participated in a lot of bees? I joined my first two this year. My months are June and August, so I have time, but I think about ideas all the time and nothing seems to gel. Any tips as an experienced bee participant?

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  8. Both gorgeous blocks Rita.
    Is there nothing one can't achieve with a HST?

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  9. Your blocks are so nice with such beautiful fabric. I enjoy usng half square triangles a lot, because there are so many ways to be creative using them and fabrics.
    I find your quilts very nice also. I enjoy your blog a lot. Thank you.

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  10. Nooooo! Not if you keep serving up fantastic block like those. How wonderful and I'm sure going to hunt down that magazine!

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  11. I could never be sick of HSTs - they're the perfect go-to block, so simple, but so versatile!

    Just spotted your MIL's star blocks - WOW!

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  12. Ooh, these are lovely! Not tired of HSTs at all - they're kind of like the pieces in a kaleidoscope: same shapes, but giving completely different results depending on how they fall :-)

    Some day, I'll be organised enough to go looking for a block swap to join...

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  13. They are beautiful - love the pinks. I couldn't possibly get sick of you half square triangles...

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  14. "Are you sick of seeing Half Square Triangles yet again?"

    No! I love them! I haven't managed to make anything with half square triangles in yet, so seeing all of yours is keeping my half square triangle fix satisfied!

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  15. I love these! I need that magazine.

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  16. Cute blocks! I never get sick of seeing HST's! Never!

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  17. Lovely block, complex but at the same time there is a "lightness" to it.

    Must hunt up the magazine for those nights when I need a little inspiration!

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  18. those are really pretty blocks. i like the idea of giving people the freedom to do something geometric that they'd like but with a defined border.

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  19. I am amazed at how much can be done with half square triangles. Such a simple start for some very ornate blocks.

    And the fabric is tasty. Do you know who they're by?

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  20. Keep the half square triangles coming! These blocks are too cute. My granddaughter (age 3 1/2)would love them because of course pink is her favorite color!

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  21. I'll never be sick of HST's -- they're so versatile. And I Looooove that first block!

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  22. Ooooh!! Pink, pink, pink. Love it!!!

    Neverwas -- The border in the darker block and the hst's in the lighter block are from Patty Young's Mezzanine line. I'm interested in the border fabric for the lighter block, too :)

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