It's my day to share block 8, Staggered, from Carla's 30 Blocks in 30 Days QAL, now Blog Hop.
To make this block, you need 2 colors and 4 rectangles of each, 3" x 5 1/2". I decided to use some flannel I already had and make a baby quilt.
Next, arrange the rectangles so they alternate. (I don't have a clue why this photo got turned sideways, but there it is...)
Stitch the pieces together. I made 20 blocks for the baby quilt. It was really easy to chain-piece them all.
Then I had to decide how I wanted to arrange the blocks. One way is the way Carla showed on her blog:
But I decided to turn every other one sideways at which time I noticed the blocks made neat plus-sign type figures, so I kept that design. I didn't want borders. Oh, and I rounded the corners (used a spool as a template) so I wouldn't have to make them square. I wasn't keen on binding a flannel quilt, so I made it envelope-style. Then I had to decide whether to top stitch around the edges or not, and I decided not to. My quilting, which is a meander/stipple, goes all the way from edge to edge.
We had sun on picture-taking day, thankfully, but as is usual in central Illinois, the wind was uncooperative.
My husband helped hold it straight. :) I could have taken the photo without his legs, but what for? This way is more fun. :)
Then the wind died down for a bit and I could get this shot.
Here's the back. I used a small green check flannel that was also in my stash.
Thanks, Carla, for setting up this great Hop. I hope all visitors check out everybody's blog, even those who have already shown off their lovely projects.
Here's the list of bloggers and Carla's tutorial for each block:
Block 1- 4 Patch
Block 2 - Double Stuffed
Block 3 - Baby in a Corner
Block 4 - Dutch Door
Block 6 - Tacked Up
Block 7 - Stripper
Block 8 - Staggered
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel
Block 11 - Painted WIndow
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block
Block 13 - Reaction
Block 14 - Median Strip
Block 15 - Center of Attention
Block 16 - Bounce
Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
Block 18 - Yeah Eights
Block 19 - Weave
Block 20 - Classic
Block 21 - Spot
Block 22 - Cross Walk
Block 23 - Opposites Attract
Block 24 - Possibility
Block 25 - Camper Window
Block 26 - Catching Z's
Block 27 - Broken Stripes
Block 28 - Stockade
Block 29 - Dovetail
|Block 30 - Slow Tee|
Very nice quilt. I like the design that happened when you turned the blocks. Using the flannel I am sure made a very cuddly quilt.ReplyDelete
The pic with your husband's legs was fun.
Have a lovely day.
I don't often piece with flannel due to the bulky seams but this pattern is perfect for it. It turned out very cute!ReplyDelete
Very pretty quilt. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcomReplyDelete
Lovely quilt. Midwest weather has been a bit uncooperative as of late.ReplyDelete
Using flannel is a brilliant idea and makes for a super cozy baby quilt for sure. It's so sweet of your hubby to help with picture day. Thank you so much, Carol, for being a part of my crazy vision for a blog hop. You added the perfect inspiration for this block!ReplyDelete
Flannel is so perfect for babies and this one is just what the doctor ordered.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your nice comments. Glad you stopped by!Delete
It's those small changes in layout that really make it your own. Great job!ReplyDelete
I love how you get different looks with different lay outs.ReplyDelete
I'm always amazed at how layouts change design. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
That's the joy of piecing and quilting. Each person has a different idea! It makes them all unique.ReplyDelete
I loved the hubby pic!
Simple, yet versatile blocks...life is good!ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more. Carla did a great job designing these 30 blocks. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
It's always great to see all the different layouts one block can provide~ Beautiful baby quilt!ReplyDelete
I love your fabric - just right for a babyReplyDelete
Very cute baby quilt. I’m glad you used flannel. I have some left from receiving blankets I made so this will be a great way to use them.ReplyDelete
That was a great idea to alternate the blocks like that. I'll bet the flannel feels great too.ReplyDelete
Love your layout. You don't realize that it's such a simple block looking at it in this way. Husbands don't realize just how valuable they are to the quilting community. We could have a contest for the best feet sticking out from under a quilt :-}ReplyDelete
It is an adorable baby quilt using "staggered." I love the fabrics in it and the legs in the photo just add a bit of fun!ReplyDelete
Interesting block, nice that you can change up the pattern.ReplyDelete
Your layout is great! Using flannel makes the quilt nice and soft.ReplyDelete
Your turning of the blocks added a different rhythm to the quilt, and the backing you chose works well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments--turning the blocks does change things up. Thanks, too, for stopping by!Delete
love your quilt!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot! :) Glad you stopped by!Delete
The baby will be all snug and cuddly. Great quilt.ReplyDelete
Your block, turned that way, has a windblown appearance, so your photo shoot was perfection itself!ReplyDelete
Perfect baby quilt!ReplyDelete
Very pretty quilt. I love how these blocks are so simple and make quite a statement when completed into quilts.ReplyDelete
Love it! Once again a simple pattern packs a Giant WOW factor!!ReplyDelete
Nice! I like that you turned every other one - that certainly adds interest.ReplyDelete
I love your idea, Carol! Such a cute baby quilt! And I love the idea of using a spoon to round those corners just right! Great job! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I find it fascinating that such a simple block can have so many awesome possibilities! Thanks!ReplyDelete
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Oh, I like how this turned out! Fun design, and thank heaven for a willing quilt honey to help! Love the picture.ReplyDelete
Lovely finish and I love your helpful husband's legs showing! It's real life and he's a trouper for helping out. ~smile~ Roseanne
I love how simple blocks can look so complicated. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh and I have to deal with wind a lot too so sometimes I just clamp some big plastic clamps on the bottom edge for weights and it really helps when you don't have cute legs to help you out! :)ReplyDelete
Looks great! Thanks for sharing your quilt!!ReplyDelete
Now see those two prints and in those colours looks stunning!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jocelyn! Glad you stopped by!Delete