Monday, October 5, 2015

39 Blocks Before Baby: Week Nine

Two more 12" blocks this week for my 39 Blocks Before Baby Sampler, to bring the tally of 12" blocks up to a nice round 5, of 22. Nice!

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Pinwheel Star
A twirling, whirling kind of star is often the best kind. This paper-pieced star features a sample of each of the four focal colors I'm using in this quilt, swirling around a simple friendship star at the center. This one is paper pieced, but because the shapes are fairly large in the block, it's a quick block to sew up. I love the Cotton + Steel XO print in the background, I think it just makes the block sing!

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Radiant Ring
This block uses a mix of paper piecing and patchwork to bring together this ring-effect block. I've made this block several times over the years, but I'm especially liking this one, with that loud pop of fuchsia in the center. I love a good pop of contrast :)

Next week, I get to make the last 6" block for the whole quilt, which I'm excited about - then all I'll have left to tackle are the 12" and 18" blocks. Have a wonderful week everyone!

5 comments:

  1. Very nice block! I love the colors you are using. This quilt is going to be very "trendy and colorful" and soothing. I know you are enjoying the process. the construction is perfect

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  2. Love the colors. Lucky little girl! :)
    I still need to pick my colors for your QAL. :) Going on vaca next week but hope to finalized when I get back.

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