Saturday, October 19, 2013

134 blocks and counting

I have posted 134 blocks by Nancy Cabot thus far.  I plan to continue posting Nancy's blocks 
as I have been when I have more time to devote to it again.  There may not be daily posts again until November and even then they may not be every day. 

Here's a quick picture of my design wall showing the blocks I have actually made.  How many have you made?  Enough to make a quilt yet? 

Though I haven't posted in awhile, I have been playing around with some ideas on how to put these blocks together into a sampler quilt.  I think it's best to use sashing between the blocks because some of the blocks have many seams at the edge of the block that would make it a little hard to sew directly to another block.  I think a sashing strip will help stabilize those type of edges also.  I'll show my ideas in a future post so stay tuned.

If you have made just a few blocks or have a few favorites you'd like to try but don't really want to make a quilt, use them in other projects.

Make a few of your favorite blocks into a table runner or a wall hanging.  Make a single block into a pot holder, coaster or mug rug.  Make a block and add a border to make trivet.  Might make great Christmas gifts!

What other ideas do you have?  If you have used any of these blocks in a project, send me a photo to share with others.  You can email me at

1 comment :

  1. I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your samples and tutorials. I did make the applique butterfly into a small quilt. I was pleased with the finished result. Thanks for sharing.