Hi! Are you sewing along? This is my first block that is included in the sampler. I've got several others I'll be sharing with you throughout the sew-along! But for now, lets check out Block 4 - Bingo.
When the lovely folks at Quiltmaker told me that some of my blocks from different issues of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks would be included in the sampler I was excited! Then, they asked if I wanted to join in and share versions of my blocks, and I said absolutely! It's so fun to see the different blocks and how different they all look. I can't wait to see the finished quilts people will create! The blocks finish at 6", so they are on the smaller side (especially if you are used to sewing larger blocks) but once you make a few, you get used to the 6 inch size. If you haven't grabbed a pattern, or want to grab a kit you can find one here and here. You can also see past sampler blog posts from Quiltmaker here.
My first thought was to create a scrappy quilt using jewel tones from my stash and scraps. Turquoise, purple, blue, magenta, along with a few others, and grey as a neutral.
I shifted fabrics, replaced fabrics, added, subtracted, but something was missing. Maybe it was Spring fever, or a full moon, or that I just wanted to do something Ive haven't done, but I went into a totally different direction. I stared at my stash and realized that I have a TON of blue and green fabrics. All different kinds of blues and greens. I started to stack them all up together and thought-- YEP! That's what I'm going to do! Something bright, springy, and kind of airy.
Here is the first block, Spinning Star, designed by Lynn Roddy Brown. There are a couple of "hiccups" with my points, but I love it anyway! Have you seen the blocks Lynn is making with solids? You can check it out here.
Here is block 2, Village Square, designed Mickey Depre.
Block 3, Get the Point?, by Carrie Nelson
Block 4, Bingo, designed by me. :-)
Here they are together. What do you think?
I look forward to seeing your blocks! Enjoy the process, don't be too hard on yourself, and keep quilting!