Blocks, Blocks and More Quilt Blocks!
In my series of posts about my Lunch Bunch quilt, I asked you all to send me a picture of your stack of challenge blocks. These were the three photos I received (thanks ladies – and no names are included so as not to induce guilt)!
I hope this may encourage you to put them together, and I can’t wait to hear all about it 😉 . If you have been meaning to send me a photo of your stack of blocks – there’s still time – just email them to me.
On this same topic of bunches of blocks that are waiting to become a quilt, a few weeks ago I did a class on Repliqué for the Chocolate City Quilters in Burlington, WI. They are a really fun group and they did a great job creating their house blocks. Whenever I teach my Architectural Repliqué class I make a sample house block along with the students. During this class I actually counted them only to reveal that I’ve taught this particular class 70 times!
If a person made that many of the same block, they probably would get a bit wacky with their fabric selections. And I’ve done just that. I have many seasonal themed blocks, and I chose these four as close-up examples:
I thought you might like to see some of my more “interesting” ones up close.
You may have noticed writing on the blocks. Each time I make one I ask the students to sign the block, and then I write the name of the guild, location and date on the paper backing. I think you can tell I’ve really enjoyed making these blocks. I have so many wonderful memories of these classes and students. When I finally put them together I will have one REALLY BIG Autograph quilt (or maybe two normal sized ones 🙂 )
Who knows when that will be? If you are interested in my Repliqué technique, you may purchase either of my books on the subject at: http://www.chrisquilts.net/books/.