Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Block Party Entry

I wasn't going to enter the Block Party at Quilt Story - I didn't think I had any existing blocks that fit the bill, and I had too many other things going on to make one just for this. But I've been seeing all your posts with the blocks you're entering, and I decided I couldn't sit this one out. I guess peer pressure still works on me. If you all jumped off a bridge wearing nothing but your Flea Market Fancy yardage, I'd probably do that too.

So anyway, here's what I came up with. I'm calling it "Photo Corners" because that's kind of what it reminds me of. It's basically a log cabin, but the logs have some bias piecing. I just sewed strips together like you would do with bias binding (lay them perpendicular, right sides facing, and sew across them diagonally). Voila!

Now go look at all the other pretty blocks at Quilt Story. I wish I had time to do a traditional one.

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Oh I love it! I'm a sucker for orange lately too.

  2. Looks great Lee! A good way to use all those extra little bits of leftover binding. The whole block reminds me of those old-fashioned accordion-style cameras (excuse my ignorance with the name!)

  3. Cool block! I love the bias logs.

    And I totally laughed out loud at your bridge jumping FMF!

  4. Thanks for the crazy visual!! I love this block, and the name is totally appropriate, too - photo corners were the first thing that came to mind for me too!

  5. Great block! I have orange on the brain, and this might just inspire me to do something about it.

  6. HAHAHA that made me laugh. But count me in on the peer pressure front - guess what I'll be up to tonight instead of (or in addition to) finishing something else!

    Love your block.

  7. Lee, this is AWESOME! I haven't seen anything like this before. And the colors you chose - LOVE!

  8. Great block. I'm afraid my FMF yardage is all cut up, though....

  9. I LIKE the diagonals in it! And love orange & grey. Nice Lee!!

  10. I'm so in love with grey and orange--I'm making a quilt in those colors for my sewing room. Question: could I borrow this block for my 3x6 bee?

  11. I gave in too. ;)

    Great block! :)

  12. Hello! I love this! Really beautiful! I'm trying to decide my next quilt and this is one 'strong' favorite now!
    Have a lovely day! Teje

  13. Mmmmm so lovely! I REALLY am loving the orange and gray! Thanks so much for submitting for the block party, we really had so much fun so THANK YOU!


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