Tuesday, November 17, 2015

100 Blocks in 50 Days - My First Quilt Block

My first block is up today on the Janome site and Michael Miller Fabric social media sites. This "Preppy Love" block (download the block pattern here) was designed specifically for the Janome 100 quilt blocks in 50 days.
The Preppy Love block, as I ended up calling it, was just a play on the X and O, but also the color palette. I'm not sure what inspired this one. I started putting some lines in my EQ7 program to mimic a pattern in a chair I had seen recently. It wasn't working for the size requirements for this project, so I kept playing and got the X and O while coloring it all in. Once I colored it, it looked a little preppy to me. In traditional pink, white and red colors, this would make a great valentine quilt or pillow, but during other times of the year...in different colors - it won't read as "love" so heavily.  When sewn to the quilt, they actually put it sideways, but I placed mine upright so they are side by side. 
We were given this range of Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solid fabric colors to work with and instead of using them all at once - I decided to split them up and use specific colors. One block became a cool color palette, and the other a warm color palette. Aren't these colors amazing? The colors were vibrant beautiful and so fun to play with.

I hope you'll enjoy making this paper piecing block and you'll share your variations with me. Please tag me on IG @kidgiddy so I can see them. 

Keep an eye out for my second block coming soon....here's a little sneak peek....
Thanks for stopping by.


Disclosure: I was provided fabric for the making of this block but the opinions set forth are always my own.


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