Scott Hansen asked me to be a part of his fall Blue Nickel Quiltalong. This year's event is called Bloggers' Bar Hop Quiltalong. We are focusing on using rectangles, or bars, in our blocks. You can find Scott's post about the Bar Hop Quiltalong here.
The featured fabrics have been generously donated by Clothworks from their European Taupe VIII collection by Kinkame. Each participant received four fat quarters from the collection and were told we could add one solid and one print OR two solids. The other stipulation was that we had to use at least one rectangle in the block design. The blocks finish at 12 x 12 inches.
I doodled and drew quite a few designs but I ended up making a block inspired by a friend's sweater.
The lower rectangle is cut 4.5 by 12.5 inches. The upper rectangle is 8.5 by 12.5. The circles are 2.5 inches in diameter.
P had fun designing possible bar blocks. Here are a few of hers. I love that she marked the rectangles for me. She even marked out blocks that didn't have rectangles. I am mighty impressed with that block that has 25 PIECES!
Feel free to join us and to post your blocks in the flickr group here!
Here’s the line up for the rest of the hop.
October 1 Amy Ellis
October 2 Lynn Harris
October 3 Heather Jones
October 4 Jacquie Kunkel
October 5 Ashley Jones
October 6 Emily Cier
October 7 Scott Hansen
October 8 Jan Peoples
October 9 April Rosenthal
October 10 Amy Lobsiger
October 11 Cara Quilts
October 12 Konda Luckau
October 13 Alethea Ballard
October 14 Charlie Scott