Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: April blocks

April bee blocks finished in the knick of time.

favorite fabrics of Anna Maria Horner, Carolyn Friedlander, Riley Blake

Rolling Diamonds (tutorial by knotty gnome crafts) for Debbie's month in our MCM Bee.

crooked photo
Courthouse Steps (using this tutorial but 2.5" strips) for Kirsten in the Wish circle at do.Good Stitches.  I love this oversize version of the block! I promise my blocks are square...just a lopsided photo ;-)))
Making this block brought back memories of one of the first quilts I ever blogged about - the Silver Anniversary/Courthouse Blues quilt made for my husband and our 25th wedding anniversary.

still with paper backing

Here are a few Aerial blocks I completed while at Sew Down.  This paper pieced pattern by Carolyn Friedlander is great for a beginner like me and fun for a workshop setting.  See...I occasionally am productive in workshops....although I do prefer to chat and get to know my quilty friends ;-)  I haven't decided where I am going with this quilt, but I liked using combinations of shot cottons and Carolyn's fabrics.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy stitching,


  1. I like the rolling diamond block.

  2. I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who did Debbie's block at the end of the month. Jealous that you went to a Sew Down too.

  3. I'm a total Carolyn Friedlander fan too, and am totally jealous that you had a class from her. I have bunches of her yardage in my sewing room, and I think her second line was as great as her first. Fun to see your blocks. I clicked over and read about your Courthouse Steps quilt--such a sweet story and you guys are obviously still in love if you'll make (and quilt!) such a lovely quilt. Loved your wedding photo, but you look really great now!