Sunday, October 18, 2015

You Can Quilt Blog Hop

Happy Monday!
Welcome to the You Can Quilt Blog Hop!
Skill Builder Set 5
Wonky Blocks



I am so happy to be part of the You Can Quilt Blog Hop that is to introduce everyone to a fantastic new book written by Marlene Oddie (a fellow Island Batik Ambassador) and Leila Gardunia called You Can Quilt - Building Skills for Beginners. You can find the book at Shopaqs.com or on Marlene's Blog.


I volunteered to make the 3 blocks from Skill Builder 5, Wonky Blocks.

I used gorgeous earth tone Island Batik fabrics from the Fall/Winter 15 Collection called French Roasted to make my blocks. These fabrics will be presented at market so this is a sneak peak.


These blocks were very fun to make. I have never made wonky blocks before and being somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my quilting it was an interesting process. The directions were so easy to follow, they were clear, well written and the illustrations were perfect, The blocks came together quickly.


Wonky Long Cabin Block

Wonky Star Block

Wonky Nine Patch Block




These blocks are going to make a beautiful fall table runner. I need to pick up some more of the border fabric to finish my table runner.

I would recommend this You Can Quilt - Building Skills for Beginners for both new quilters and experience quilters as a great resource.  I used one of the foundation pieced blocks from the book for the Teal Mini Swap.  And look forward to making many of the other blocks from You Can Quilt - Building Skills for Beginners too!

Please check out the other bloggers to see more details about the book.

Oct. 9 – Ch. 1. Basics - Leila Gardunia  http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.com
Oct. 12 – Ch. 2. HST - Tammy Silvers  http://www.tamarinis.typepad.com/
Oct 14 – Ch 3. QST - Connie Kresin Campbell http://www.conniekresin.com
Oct. 16 – Ch 4. Flying Geese - Maryellen McAuliffe http://teachpany.blogspot.com
Oct 19 -- Ch. 5. Wonky - Christine McCrann Martinez http://madeinscraps.blogspot.com
Oct. 21 – Ch. 6. Improvisation - Connie Kauffman http://kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
Oct. 23 -- Ch. 7. Foundation Paper Piecing - Joan Kawano http:// moosestashquilting.blogspot.com
Oct. 26 – Ch. 8. Curves - Marlene Oddie  http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com
Oct. 28 -  Ch 9. One-Patch Blocks - Bea Lee http://www.beaquilter.com
Oct. 30 – Ch. 10. Applique - Barbara Gaddy http://bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 2 – Ch. 11. Inset Seams - Pamela Boatright  http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/
Nov. 4 – Ch. 12. Challenge Blocks - Linda Stewart Pearl http:// www.onequiltingcircle.com
Nov. 6 – Ch. 13. finishing – Marlene   http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com

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Enjoy the You Can Quilt Blog hop!

Christine

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