Winner of the two butterfly fq's - Richard. Winner of the two green fq's - Joyce
During the hop, almost 200 comments were left after my post and most of them told me of your favourite quilt blocks. There was so much information that I have compiled it in a second post : "Favourite Quilt Blocks". For quick reference, the top 5 blocks are: Log Cabin, Stars (no specific pattern), Pinwheel, Paper Piecing and 9 Patch.
Somewhere along the way of the hop, the quilter showed a quilt made from the "Fabric Fusion" pattern in the February 2012 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I loved that pattern first time I saw it. I knew I had to make at least one, but with all the activity surrounding my dad's illness and subsequent passing at that time, I forgot about it. After being reminder about it, I found my copy of the magazine and started cutting. I am not a fan of floral fabrics, but I seemed to have an over abundance of them. I dug out about 20 fq's and started cutting and cutting. I had a few projects in mind. I cut all the pieces for the "Floral Fusion". i am going to use this green for the sashings, border and binding.
Next I cut for a scrappy block, half of which is made of 2 1/2 inch squares. I need 15 florals for each block and there will be 30 blocks. I'm over half way there. Next I cut 5inch squares. I have about 32 of those with almost as many for a friend who is new to quilting. There were lots of strip,s at least 2 1/2 inches wide, leftover. Arg, not more florals, I didn't want to keep them as my goal was to get the florals out of my stash. I gave them to my mom. She'll find a project for them as she really likes to work with strips. Last year I put together an online quilt show of her work. Quilts by Elaine Tucker
As you were hopping along last week, were you inspired to start any new projects? Tell me about it in the comments.