February 5, 2015

Framed Quilt Blocks

Good Morning!

I don't know what it is about this time of year that has me hoping for a little one on one time with my sewing machine as much as possible.   

I love sewing any season of the year but for some reason it's so much more enjoyable during the cold winter months.

 The other day I was really in the mood to sew something . . . anything!

I decided a quilt block would be quick and easy, so I turned to YouTube for some help. 

Within an hour I had completed a block and was feeling a little sad that it was over so quickly . . . so of course another quilt block was in order!

Once I had both blocks sewn I moved on to other things for the day,  feeling oh so proud of my self at having actually worked in some time to sew.

Later in the day, while making dinner, I happened to glance over at my poor naked kitchen shelf and started scolding myself for letting it sit empty for so long.  I mean really!  It's been over a month since the last of the Christmas decorations were packed away.  
To say the least, motivation has been low!

Then inspiration struck!

My glorious, newly sewn quilt blocks would look oh so wonderful framed and hung above the shelf.

I was so excited to get started - - but dinner for my crew first - - rats!



They look good right?

I think so.


The first block I sewed was this Ohio Star.  

My favorite pattern of all quilt block patterns, I've love it for years.




The second pattern I tried was this one called the Eight Point Star.

I found this pattern super quick and easy!




I love the graphic, cheerful pop of color they give this space in the kitchen.

Funny how one thing leads to another isn't it?

Now I have a great new look for this nook in the kitchen all because the sewing bug could no longer be denied!




In case the sewing bug is calling you and you'd like to give one or both of these quilt blocks a try yourself I'll list a link to the tutorials I found on YouTube by The Quilt Codex.

She has a ton of videos, most of which I have watched and hope to try.  Each video is so helpful as she walks you through step by step.



Ohio Star Link:



Eight Point Star Link:


bye now, 

15 comments:

  1. LOVE! Gives the space a wonderful look! Do I see a quilt in your future, too?

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  2. They are gorgeous and I love all the pops of red you've added in your kitchen. It's so bright and cheerful! I wish I knew how to sew so the sewing bug could call me!
    Sally

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  3. Love it!! What a great idea to use quilt blocks as art!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE them! The shelf/nook looks wonderful!!!! :-)

    Blessings...
    Sherri

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  5. Those look so great, Robin. Perfect for your kitchen. Someday I am going to learn to sew!

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  6. It looks great in your kitchen! Very inventive!

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  7. Very pretty indeed! I'm a quilter of Log Cabin blankets, and will try this smaller decorating quilt patch. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Very pretty indeed! I'm a quilter of Log Cabin blankets, and will try this smaller decorating quilt patch. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Love the pops of red. It looks great.

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  10. such a cute project, robin:) tfs the videos!

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  11. This is great! I'd love to find a vintage quilt and cut pieces out of it to do this. Great idea!

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  12. The quilt blocks are the perfect addition to your already beautiful home Robin! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Fabulous idea and I love the look of your red and white kitchen.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  14. Love this !

    You could do a whole series of different blocks in reds for a Folk Art Christmas theme perhaps.

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  15. I love this idea! The quilt blocks are beautiful and framing them was a great idea! I love the pop of red they lend to the space.

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