May 30, 2011

Quilt blocks

Here are the quilt blocks so far--it doesn't look like much, does it? These liberated churn dash blocks take time, I guess. I make them by using the base-block construction method in Gwen Marston's book called Liberated Quiltmaking II. First I cut out the blue background squares that are each 4 1/2 inches square. Then I cover the corners and edges with pieces of trim, in this case, yellow fabrics. Each part must be squared up and then the block is sewn together into a nine-patch. I must confess that I never planned how big this quilt is going to be, although I'm aiming for approximately twin size. I did not plan how many blocks I'm making, or how I'm going to assemble them. I'm just going to make a bunch more blocks, and then decide what to do--so to be continued--
Thanks so much to Amy for hostessing the Blogger's Quilt Festival. And thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for awarding me a prize of fat quarters!


Angie said...

Churn Dash may be my most favorite block, and I love those 'liberated' CDs. :)

True Blue Nana said...

Great blocks, I like the combination of yellow and blue.

jovaliquilts said...

These are great! I sometimes find that the liberated versions take more time than the traditional version.
And congrats on your fat quarter prize!