Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Around the Block - July

For the July Around the Block swap Jan from Sewjourn  sent out a bundle of fabric including pre-cut borders to make three 8.5 inch blocks.  For the center of each of the blocks Jan asked for "simple but interesting". 


The pre-cut borders for each block were a different width, therefore each of the pieced centers varied in size accordingly.  I particularly enjoyed the challenge of fussy cutting whilst making the most of limited fabric.


I truly love simple and interesting and look forward to seeing Jan's finished quilt.

More inspiration in the Around the Block Flickr Group

I also enjoy browsing the Quilting Bee Blocks Flickr Group -  loads of block ideas! 

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks, I am sure Jan will be thrilled.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the blocks and colors. Do you know what the fabric line is? Especial love the polka dots.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Really pretty blocks! She will just love them!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great blocks! They would be perfect for a quilt. Love the color combination!

    ReplyDelete
  5. sometimes you just cant beat simple! they look fabulous!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely blocks - love the fussy cutting.

    ReplyDelete
  7. these are such pretty colors.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The fussy cutting works so well in these blocks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great fabrics. I want to give this a try!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gosh you did a great job Rita! Those blocks really popped.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love these colors . . . and the kind of paisley feel to these fabrics. Fun! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. The bottom one is my favorite - I love it!

    I just started my very first quilt and am doing updates every Wednesday (until finished) on my progress. I would love for you to stop over and tell me what you think. I am just going for it!
    : )

    ReplyDelete
  13. My favorite is the pink one -- it looks like there are two fish kissing in the middle. :o) Great job fussy cutting and putting it all together! I'm sure she'll be ecstatic to get them from you. :o)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Feel free to ask questions and I will answer either here or by email, as is appropriate.