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Summer Ice Pop Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Last week I shared the Lemonade Spritzer block and I want to keep the summer theme going with a Summer Ice Pop Quilt Block, aka- popsicle! These ice-cold treats really should be considered an honorary food group during the height of summer. Since I need to mind the waistline, I thought I'd stitch a few up instead of polishing a few off. Summer Ice Pop Quilt Block Each finished … [Read more...]

Lemonade Spritzer Quilt Block Pattern

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Allow me to introduce the Lemonade Spritzer quilt block pattern! When temperatures register over the 95° mark on the daily, you know it's summer in the south! For me, summer means many things like lazy days at the pool, time with family & friends and my personal fave, a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade. That's my inspiration for this weeks blocks 2 quilt series. There is just … [Read more...]

Land I Love Flag Block | blocks 2 Quilt

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It's that time of year when we gather with friends and family for backyard BBQ's, firefly catching and light shows of colorful fireworks high up in the sky on July 4th. To help celebrate the special day, I created a scrap friendly quilt block called the Land I Love. As I looked through my fabric stash for supplies, I quickly became excited to find just the right pieces for this block. … [Read more...]

Flower Garden Table Runner | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Wow, I'm beyond thrilled that everyone is loving the Zinnia Flowers quilt block from last week because I'm pretty smitten with it too! To help keep the fun growing whoops, I mean going, I've designed a simple layout in EQ8 for a Flower Garden Table Runner. The entire process was really simple. Using the custom set tool on the quilt worktable, I was able to create a sweet design that allows … [Read more...]

Zinnia Flowers Quilt Block

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Summer here in the south is in full swing and thanks to my little backyard bee friends my flower garden is growing strong! To celebrate, I'm sharing the Zinnia Flowers quilt block. In our family garden we have a variety of flowers including daisies, cone and the colorful zinnias. They tend to grow beyond tall and seem to be a favorite of the local bumble bees. Zinnia Flowers Quilt … [Read more...]

Bumble Bee Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt Series

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After a few weeks of sharing patchwork blocks, I find myself missing the fun of the themed versions. I'm not sure what it is exactly but the whimsical results of creating quilt blocks from straight lines really seem to fill my creative tank. So, without further ado, let's welcome the Bumble Bee quilt block to the series. This little block was actually inspired by my friendly little … [Read more...]

Cross-Eyed Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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It's time to share the next addition in the Blocks 2 Quilt series, the Cross-Eyed Quilt Block but before I do, I need to chat about the Electric Quilt 8 program. You see about a year ago, I purchased the EQ8 software to help me design quilt blocks with ease but I quickly realized that I could make every excuse under the sun not to sit down and just play. That's why I started the … [Read more...]

Blushing Glory Quilt Block | Scrap Friendly

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If your fabric stash looks anything like mine you have a full-size range of scraps. To help put each and every last scrap to good use, I'm designing simple blocks like the Blushing Glory quilt block. The simple design of this block makes it perfect for beginners. To help keep everything all squared up, I suggest giving it a quick measure after adding new rows. A few quick … [Read more...]

Blooming Lily Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt Series

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It's time for me to shift gears in the Blocks 2 Quilt series and make a few blocks that are completely scrappy! The Blooming Lily quilt block is the perfect example of how amazing scraps can look when stitched together. This block comes in two sizes and I'm not sure which one I like more. The larger block can really showcase those prints but something about using those smaller fabric … [Read more...]