Wednesday, January 20, 2010

my turn!!!!

eta: I'm about ready to give up on blogger with this font size thing. So for now, I'm leaving it! ;-)

Well, it's February!! Okay, maybe not. But close enough. February is my month for the Nittany Block Party bee and I can't even begin to describe how excited I am about the block I chose for this one!

Where do I begin? Well, this is actually the quilt that inspired it all. Aneela of
comfortstitching came up with this one last summer. I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to make one. But I didn't really know when or what colors or anything.

photo courtesy of comfortstitching

Until then I saw this....

photos courtesy of film in the fridge

Ashley of Film in the Fridge had this as the back of her nine-patch quilt. I love nine-patch quilts, but the back of this one won me over.

I LOVE the dark Kona coal and all the scrappy colors with the white border.

So, this is what I came up with:

And again - I love it! The one thing I wish I maybe would have changed is to have a larger white border, but for every bit I make that larger, either the gray or colors get smaller. At some point I might re-work this block to make it a different size and play with that stuff, but for now, this works!

Technically what I've shown is only a half block, as the block (as the
original tutorial is written) makes a 14"-ish block out of four 7.5" (or in my case, I squared to 7.25").

I'll be sharing more (and hopefully better pictures!) over on the
Nittany Block Party blog in the next day or so for anyone who's interested in making something similar!


  1. Oooo, I love the charcoal grey, white and bright saturated prints too. This is going to look fabulous.

  2. I love what you picked! it's going to be a great quilt!
    (thanks for linking to my blog!)

  3. LOVE it! It is going to be a such a beautiful quilt.

  4. I follow comfortstitching and film in the fridge, too, and love both those quilts! And you have combined them beautifully! This is going to be so fun!


  5. LOVE the combination you came up with by combining these 2 quilts Sherri!! this is going to make one show stopping quilt!!!
    Thanks for the linky too:)

  6. Wow, this is so neat! I love how you were able to combine what you liked about both quilts, and the blocks you made are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!