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One Block Remix pt. 3

This is the third post featuring quilts from our new book One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block. In the previous posts, pt. 1 and pt. 2 I shared some of the quilts in the book, this post i'll share the remaining three quilts. 

Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix
One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block

 

Party Pants is a fun, quick quilt. Turning the block on point creates this fun pattern that reminded me of party streamers.

 

Harding Hill Designs Party Pants Quilt Pattern - One Block Remix
Party Pants

Naming quilts can sometimes be tricky. I wanted to have a fun, party name for this pattern but was struggling to decide on something. Party Pants has been one of the funnest pattern names I used. I've gotten lots of fun comments from people about the name!

 

Strip Flash is another fast quilt from One Block Remix. I love this pattern and can't wait to make more. For the sample in the book I used one jelly roll and contrasting fabric. 

 

Harding Hill Designs Strip Flash Quilt Pattern
Strip Flash

I love that you can create the angles and diamond like shapes with just strips and squares! 

 

Flag Flyer is the last quilt to share from the book. I made two different samples for the book and for the booth at Quilt Market. 

Harding Hill Designs Flag Flyer Pattern One Block Remix
Flag Flyer

I wanted to show how different a quilt can look depending on fabric choices. The quilt on the left is made in solids, using just 2 colors and the quilt on the right is made with lots of different colored strips. It was fun to see peoples reaction when they realized both quilts were made from the same pattern. Choosing fabric for you projects is such a fun part of the process and is a great way to show your individual creativity! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed a look at the quilts from the new book. Stop by our Facebook and Instagram page and say hello! 

Cheers & Happy Quilting!

 


One Block Remix Pt. 2

Hello!

I'm sharing a few more quilts from our new book One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block today. In the previous post I shared with you the quilts Zigged Paths, Diamond Drive, and On the Horizon. All of the quilts in the book are made from one strip pieced block using 2-1/2" strips. Great for pre-cuts! 

Harding Hill Designs  - One Block Remix Front Cover
One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block

Flock in Formation is one of the quilts on the cover. This quilt looks like it could be kind of tricky to put together but the pattern actually comes together pretty fast and easy! I love this quilt because the layout is a little different than the usual horizontal or vertical rows. 

 

Harding Hill Designs - Flock in Formation - One Block Remix
Flock in Formation

The quilting on Flock in Formation was done by Kristi Ryan. She did a really amazing job! Having the quilt hang in our booth at Quilt Market was so fun! Everyone stopped to check out the beautiful quilting and stared for a few minutes trying to figure out how the quilt was sewn together.  It is definitely a showstopper of a quilt! I used black and white fabrics from my stash along with Kona Cotton Solids in Curry from Robert Kaufman.

Downtown Criss Cross is another quilt in the book also quilted by Kristi Ryan. This clean, simple quilt would be great for all kinds of occasions and fabrics. It would make a great baby quilt, a perfect quilt for both guys and girls heading off to college, or a great quilt for large scale fabrics for your contrasting yardage!

 

Harding Hill Designs - Downtown Criss Cross - One Block Remix
Downtown Criss Cross

We used the Rise & Shine collection from Camelot Fabrics the quilt above, along with a black solid. 

Another cover quilt is Big Sky Big Star. This quilt is made with only solids but would look great with all kinds of fabric! I was able to photograph this quilt in a beautiful landscape...which made it a wonderful photo shoot! 

 

Harding Hill Designs - Big Sky Big Star Pattern - One Block Remix
Big Sky Big Star

Using solids for this quilt makes it look both modern and vintage. The movement that's created by the big stars make this quilt sparkle!

Uptown Turnaround is the last quilt from One Block Remix I'm sharing today...but there are still three more quilts in the book I'll share in my next post. For Uptown Turnaround we used another collection from Camelot Fabrics. This collection designed by Allise Courter is called Wildflowers. It so springy and cheerful! 

 

Harding Hill Designs - Uptown Turnaround - One Block Remix
Uptown Turnaround

I love the secondary pattern in this quilt, it was one of my favorites to make!

There are still a few more quilts to share with you from One Block Remix. Check back in a few days to check them out!

Cheers and happy quilting!

 


One Block Remix Pt. 1

Hi all!

In my previous post I wrote a little about my time at spring Quilt Market and the release of our new book One Block Remix- 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional BlockToday I'm going to talk more about the book and look closer at some of the quilts.

 

Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix Book Front Cover
One Block Remix

First, a little background about this project. It started well over a year ago. I was playing around on my computer with some layouts of a quilt block and the next thing I know, several hours had gone by and I had numerous layouts with that one block. But, all these quilts looked distinctly individual. I loved the idea of one block, but so may different quilts. It was fun playing with that one block! The other thing I LOVED about the block was the fact that is was perfect for pre-cut, 2-1/2" strips! One of my favorite things to buy are pre-cut strips. Don't you love pre-cut strips??

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Fresh Cut Jelly Rolls and Grunge by BasicGrey

I admired these jelly rolls for awhile before unrolling them. Love this collection. Well, really I love everything from BasicGrey! Three of the quilts in the book are made with three different BasicGrey collections! I'll show you all three in this post...

The first quilt is Zigged Paths...which I made with the lovely Fresh Cut shown above. The two jelly rolls and contrasting yardage in the above picture are all I needed for the twin size shown below.

 

Harding Hill Designs - Zigged Paths Pattern - One Block Remix Pattern Book
Zigged Paths

The next quilt, Diamond Drive packs a graphic punch and creates a secondary woven effect that is pretty cool. For the quilt shown below I used one jelly roll from the BasicGrey collection Persimmon and my contrasting yardage.

 

Harding Hill Designs - Diamond Drive Pattern - One Block Remix Pattern Book
Diamond Drive

This quilt is so fun and easy to put together. It is one of my new favorites! The quilting on Diamond Drive was done by Kristi Ryan and it is amazing! I love, love, love the crosshatch on the contrasting cream fabric. Her work is really, really, awesome!

The third quilt from One Block Remix I want to share for this BasicGrey themed post is       On the Horizon. I used PB & J from BasicGrey for this quilt. The navy grunge fabric is sweet! I'm kind of obsessed with navy right now so I think I need to add some more of it to my stash. 

Harding Hill Designs - One the Horizon Pattern - One Block Remix Quilt Pattern Book
On the Horizon

Later in the week I'll share with you some more quilts from the book!

Until then, cheers and happy quilting!


Quilt Market and New Book Release

Hello All!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour! Billie Kretzschmar and Deborah DeBerry were the winners of the issue of Vol. 11. It was really sweet to read the comments, thank you for sharing so many touching, fun things about your mom! My heart ached a little for some of you when you talked about loss and missing your mom. On my day of the blog tour it was my moms birthday but, it's been just over 6 years since my mom died, and I miss her every day. So, thank you again for sharing. :-)

Since my last post, my heads been spinning a little in the last few weeks. I released my first book, One Block Remix, which I'm really excited about, and I had a booth at Quilt Market for the first time. Lots off stuff going on in the last couple of weeks. 

First, some things to share with you about Quilt Market. If you're not familiar with Quilt Market here's a little background. Twice a year Quilts, Inc holds an industry trade show. It's closed to the general public but filled with fabric companies, pattern designers, distributors, publishers, and notion companies. It's a showcase for new products and new fabric lines. Shop owners are there to order new fabric for their shops and check out all the other new products being released by pattern designers, publishers, notion companies. It's a whirlwind couple of days! The amount of work and creativity that goes into the booths is amazing! 

Camelot Fabrics had a sample of our Crossroads quilt hanging in there booth. The quilt was made with a very cool metallic fabric line, Heavy Metal by Jackie Mcfee. I made the sample and then sent it to Kristi Ryan to work here quilting magic on it. It looked great! The photo below is courtesy of the Camleot Fabrics blog, check out their market recap here for a look at some of the other collections they were showcasing.

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Heavy Metal Collection - Camelot Fabrics

I didn't keep a formal tally or count but I noticed a lot of indigo in new fabric collections being showcased. Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry, Cotton and Steel, Art Gallery all had lots of indigo going on...and it all looked great!

The main reason I was at Quilt Market was for the release of my new book, One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block.

Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix Book
Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix

I'll write more about the book over the next week, including lots of pictures of the quilts. Im really excited about it, and really excited about the quilts in the book. There are 10 different patterns that originate from one strip pieced block. Great projects for all types of quilters, and all styles! 

Until next time....

Cheers!