Loose Threads: Temecula Quilt Company Sew Along Blocks

Monday, February 25, 2013

Temecula Quilt Company Sew Along Blocks

The Temecula Quilt Company just completed a sew along to celebrate Judie Rothermel's 25th year designing fabric for Marcus Brothers.  And, you all know that there is a pretty good chance that you have a piece or two of this fabric in your stash or you've used it in your quilts.

I decided to join in this sew along, and these are my blocks.



  The quilt along quilt is finished and posted here on the Temecula blog.  They have set their blocks like I have done in the photo above.  We made 5 of each block, and they set their quilt with all of the same block in each row. They used the same fabric in between each row of the same block, but each row is separated by a different sashing fabric.  I'm not sure what I'll do there, but you can see some of the fabrics I've thought about using.

Then I decided to shift each row of blocks so that they would be mixed up, and I think I like that better.  Any thoughts?


The sew along started on January 25 with a set of blocks posted each Friday.  The block patterns are still posted there if you want to join in.  The blocks are 5 inches finished.

I'm linking up with Judy L. at Patchwork Times today for Design Wall Monday.

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Connie said...

I'm no help, LuAnn, because I can't choose, I like both looks. They are beautiful, your work is wonderful.

~Kris~ said...

Hi LuAnn, I like your second version better. It gives the quilt more variety and eye appeal. Great fabrics!

Janet O. said...

I'm kind of at the same stage of this game, LuAnn. I have been trying to decide whether or not to do mine in rows or mix it up. Thanks for experimenting for me on your design wall. : )
I think I might leave mine in rows, but I am testing out sashings and cornerstones.
You've done a lovely job!

Kath said...

I vote for mixed up :-D

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Both layouts are great, but I think if it were mine I'd be mixing them around like you did in the second photo. I almost joined in on this, but thought I had too much already going on. NOW - second thoughts after seeing your blocks... Thanks for letting me know the patterns are still available :) you enabler :)

Me and My Stitches said...

Great blocks, and even better fabrics! I like them mixed up!

Gari in AL said...

I,too, like them mixed up. I think I would have preferred the rows if the fabrics were all the same but with that wonderful mix of fabrics, I think the mix of blocks works best.

Josie said...

Not a snap decision this one! ;o) I like both of the layouts but decided if it was mine I'd go for the mix-up option too. Love the look... great blocks.

Chris said...

The blocks are great. I love the colors in them.

Jane in Wales said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I think I prefer the second lay-out, it looks more balanced.

Yvette said...

Gorgeous!
However you lay them out this quilt will be fabulous. I wish I had done this quilt along.

Rosa said...

Beautiful blocks.I vote the second layout thougt both look wonderful!

sunny said...

I too, prefer the blocks mixed up. I can't wait to see it when you've put on the final touches.

Sue said...

Hi LuAnn. I like mixed up looks in quilts. Your fabrics you've chosen are beautiful!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your blocks are so beautiful LuAnn! I like them mixed up but either way the quilt will be fabulous!

Pokey said...

You did a great job on the blocks and your fabric selections, this is gonna be so sweet! I think I would mix them, too, it seems to flow laid out that way ~
:-}pokey

TLC said...

I'm all for mixing it up! Great Job!Thank you for your blog expertise advice. It's appreciated!

Elin said...

Very nice! I have made all the blocks, and joined one row. Perhaps I will mix them up!

Pat from Florida said...

Very nice. And yes, better mixed.

Karen said...

I like all the red and white quilts in your header. Nice.

Jeanne said...

Your blocks look wonderful. I like the way you switched the layout. My fabric is ready, but nothing made as yet.

Dawn said...

I'm sure whatever you decide it will be beautiful!
You do such a variety of lovely projects.

Lorraine said...

Mix up for me LuAnn love them both

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