Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Red White and Blue Blog Hop!

Can you believe we have close to 100 bloggers, all sharing their Red White and Blue Blocks? I hope you've been enjoying all of the patriotic quilitness going on so far! 


Here's the lineup for today:



Heather K  (that's me!)

And if you get lost along the way, go to Jane's Fabrics and click on her sidebar to find the beginning!

For my block, I wanted to give a bit of a modern spin. I took my inspiration from Quilting Modern  by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen, and specifically this quilt.



Here's the block I came up with.




I started with 16 3" squares, and sewed "wonky" triangles to two opposite sides. After I had all 16 squares "triangled" up, I played with the arrangement a bit. What I ended up with is reminiscent of fireworks (at least to me!) This block finishes at 10". (To make a 12" version, size up your starting squares to 3.5")

I played with this a bit in photoshop, so I could see what several blocks look like together.

I'm seeing kind of a lattice effect.

Cool.

How about one more dose of RWB? One thing I'm working on this summer is the endless pile of UFOs. I dug way back in the quilt closet to find these blocks:

Primitive Modern & Helpful Kitty


I love how, even with these very traditional, civil war-esqe fabrics, some improv log cabins can make them fresh and modern!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Red White and Blue block!

Now, head on over to Just Carol for the next stop on today's hop!

67 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow! when you put the blocks together it's mind boggling. I love it! Have a great 4th of July!

Michele said...

Very cool indeed but it makes me dizzy. And I have to tell you that my daughter liked seeing the kitty most of all.

Sheila said...

Great blocks , really love the first block , very modern but the other blocks are lovely as well. Thanks for sharing .

Nancy said...

Now that is cool! Kaliedescope like~ Thanks for Sharing!!

Huggs, Nancy

Sunshine Girl said...

The block is great and it looks fabulous in a large group doesnt it.

Beth said...

Great block! I see what you mean about fireworks. That is very cool how you took the inspiration quilt and made it your own. Glad to have your blog through the hop.

prsd4tim2 said...

Your take on the supernova ended up being a really dramatic block. The photoshopped "quilt" has a really cool look. Really fun! Thanks for sharing.

piece peace said...

Awesome modern RWB blocks. Have a Happy 4th.

Madame Samm said...

Oh wow, Heather really wonky, funky, blue..
I think it was you who is part of the top 2 wink...

Lovely to have you play along..

JCnNC said...

Very striking - it is a maze and would really brighten up a July 4th table. Judy C

krislovesfabric said...

Nice block! I just took a class from Jacquie, she's wonderful! Good to hop with you!

Madame Samm said...

Hi again, would you mind adding the rest of the ladies links to your post to help out the others...thx

StitchinByTheLake said...

Such creativity! I would never have been able to dream that up and I just love it - great job. :) blessings, marlene

Bobbie said...

love the fireworks! I also love your mail box banner- I love mail boxes!

beaquilter said...

what a cool block!- how do you get music on your blog?

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool! Love it!

Truffle queen said...

Wow - now there's a block with zing!! Looks like a lot of fun! Question - will you EVER do something with those UFO blocks?! Just wondering?! I have the same "issue" - don't we all?!

Sharon said...

Great block...and thanks for sharing the quilts. Love the kitty helping you out...that would be exactly how Max the cat helps me!

Wendy said...

What a fun, modern spin :) Very cool! thank you so much for sharing!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I love the wonkiness. Fun quilt!
Suggestion for all those UFO's... Quilts of Valor.

KrisD said...

SuperNova looks great...but I really LOVE the log cabins!

Just Carol said...

I love that block and making it into a quilt would be amazing! Your kitty just makes those blocks all the more beautiful. :O)

Ariane said...

What a great modern block!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jennifer Gail said...

Wow that's really pretty.

paulette said...

Very nice!!
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Lesley said...

Love your modern block ...and your photoshop version is terrific. And so nice to also see those more traditional blocks! Well done!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the log cabin blocks - good to dig those UFO's out, now get it finished.

Carrie P. said...

cool block, when you put a bunch of them together it really has movement.

Connie said...

What a neat block! Looks like you have a cute helper with your log cabin blocks!

Cindy said...

Love your block, very neat, it does remind me of lattice when you put several blocks together.

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the block and what you did in photoshop. This blog hop is good to met other quilters and fellow. I will be following you and I am up on July 8th for my RW&B block.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Very cute! I'm going to have to get more brave and try this. I love the free-form look. Thanks for sharing!

VickiT said...

What a great looking block and the quilt you came up with too is awesome. Thank you for showing us.

BizyStitches said...

Fun blocks. It looked like fireworks to me too.

Mrs.Pickles said...

very pretty!

Joyce Carter said...

This block is amazing. I really like the way it looks.It does look like fireworks!

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Janet said...

Your block looks really cool as a quilt!!

Kathy H said...

I like the lattice effect too. So many different blocks look great with the red white and blue.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely RWB blocks! Happy Fourth.

evelyn said...

The lattice effect is neat. I really like your little helper.:)

Annette said...

love the wonky block ....looks like fun.... happy 4th of july
in stitches

Annette said...

love the wonky block ....looks like fun.... happy 4th of july
in stitches

Andee said...

Like the modern idea!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day!! Wow, I love your block. I am into wonky!! What an amazing quilt that would make! Thanks for the ispiration.

Nancy in IN said...

Would make a unique mug rug! Interesting.

Nancy in IN said...

Would make a unique mug rug! Interesting.

quilt happy said...

great blocks thanks

Jodi - usairdoll said...

How neat is your block! I think it would make a striking quilt. How clever! Thanks for sharing and being part of the hop.

Prairie Stitcher said...

That's a great block. So many things to do with it. I love it. Thanks for letting us visit!

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for introducing a new look for the RWB!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the block and how it would look all put together!!

Maria Kievit said...

Very nice quilt block! The way you handled it makes it truly unique!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your wonky block! I love blocks that don't have to have matching seams!!

Michelle May said...

Beautiful! Wishing you a very fun 4th!

Cecilia said...

Cute blocks!

Judy1522 said...

Wow that turned out to be pretty amazing when you put it together. Very cool.

SewCalGal said...

Very sparkly.

I sure hope to see your helpful kitty on one of your beautiful quilts in the upcoming Pets on Quilts Show, hosted by Lilypad Quilting. Starts August lst.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

I like that you did a modern version of a block.
Lovely blog. I'm having fun reading through past posts.

hueisei said...

I love your blocks! Especially the first block :)

Ellen said...

Very cool effect, both as a single block & a whole quilt! Your helper is pretty cute too.

LynCC said...

Wow - that's a really cool block. :D

craftytammie said...

awesome! i love that book, i have a project in mind but don't have the time yet...

pinsandneedles said...

Very cool block! Love the modern improv style. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

What a fun block!! I love the look of it with the other blocks.

leanne said...

great block - hope you do the whole quilt - its fabulous and what a helpful kitty :)

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Loved the block, but REALLY loved it when put together as a quilt!!!