Monday, August 15, 2011

Garden Fence Blocks On My Design Wall

You know that there is a lot of temptation out there in blog land.  There is always something fun that you can be a part of or some new fabrics you can see (or buy) or a new quilting idea that you can try.  

Lately, I've been noticing all of the Garden Fence blocks on some of my favorite blogs.  The blocks are all so different, and I can't stop looking at them.  So I had a weak moment. 

I went over to McIntyre Girl's blog just to have a look around.  She is hosting the quilt along.  Then I decided maybe I would just make enough of these blocks for a table runner.  I know you're laughing.  How many times have you said that?  I'll just make a few blocks-----just enough for a table runner or small wall hanging?    

Here's what I have done so far.  These blocks finish at 10", and there are no seams to match.  Honest!  They go together very quickly and easily. 

I may need a bigger table at this rate.  I'm using a Lovely layer cake by Moda that I've been saving for something special, and I thought the florals would be perfect for this project.  I picked up 3 different shades of Kona Cotton to try out for the sashing.  I have more fabric left so maybe I'll make just a few more blocks.   The quilt along instructions use either a fat quarter or regular quarter of fabric, but the dimensions work for a layer cake. 

Thanks to Judy L. at Patchwork Times for hosting Design Wall Monday. 

Be sure to visit McIntyre Girl's blog.  Besides being a quilter and hosting the Garden Fence quilt along, she just gave birth to her 3rd daughter. 

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today. 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! 

20 comments:

sunny said...

Cute! I'm making a wallhanging with the same fabric, and I NEED the fabric in the upper left corner. I'm going shopping tomorrow. I am NOT going to make one of these quilts. I am NOT....

Janet O. said...

That is a fun pattern. Very cute in the fabrics you have chosen. But I am putting myself on a "No new projects" diet. We'll see how long that lasts! : )

Heather said...

The blocks look great, I like your choice of fabric, the colors are wonderful.

Cattinka said...

Hi LuAnn,
these blocks look pretty, I wonder how many more you will make.
KATRIN W.

Ellen said...

They look wonderful! This project was just too hard for me to resist too - I love the look of these blocks.

Frances Leate said...

The blocks look great and I certainly know what you mean about starting with just a few blocks but ... A lot of my quilts start out very small but like Topsy just keep growing. Take care.

Marydon said...

Love the lively colorful print & accesorizing fabrics.

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Cheri said...

Very interesting blocks and really cute fabric. Have fun!

Pokey said...

Your squares are nice with cute prints. You could always make a few table runners, and keep some for Christmas gifts! I'm glad to hear there are few matching seams, love those kind of blocks ~
:-}pokey

Leanne said...

Hi LuAnn your blocks look great. I posted you a parcel just over a week ago so hopefully you get it very soon,

Marti said...

What pretty blocks! I guess I've been visiting the wrong blogs because I haven't seen that pattern before.

Brenda Kay said...

Love the colors they are so happy. I have also seen alot of these and they always make me smile.

Staci said...

Your off to a great start! I keep looking at this one, too. It really is a fabulous quilt!

Sue said...

Love all your blocks LuAnn. I need to buy some brighter fabric. I'm loving all I see.
Bow Ties are gorgeous.

Connie said...

Great fabrics! I'm so glad you joined her Garden Fence Quilt Along, the block is so fun and easy to make. Have fun!

Quilting by the River
http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

Very cute blocks, love your color choices. You are right there is so much temptation in blogland. But it sure is fun to be tempted!

Lorraine said...

Just bought this layer cake LuAnn and cannot wait to use it. Doing a one day workshop so it will come in handy for that. Love what you are doing with yours. Hugs xx

Quilter Kathy said...

Yes...I know all about the temptation in blog land...now I want to make one too!

Carrie P. said...

Pretty blocks. Yes, there are so many tempting things to start in blog land.

Dawn said...

WOW they look fabulous... and how many did you say makes a table runner..LOL
Husg Dawn x x

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