Welcome to Block Mania!! This month’s theme is all about friendship. There are some really cute blocks in this link package, so follow the links on the list below to build the perfect quilt. I have a special treat for you, so keep reading until the end. I went a little deep in thought for my block this month. As I pondered the meaning of friends, how important they are, and how people come in and out of our lives at different points, my block appeared. I just love it. As a modern maker, I took a different approach. I created a block that looks fine by itself but becomes an interactive pattern that weaves lines in, out, over, and under and begins to resemble the path of life, love, and friends. I call this block the Intersections Quilt Block.
Intersections Quilt Block
In high school, I was fixated on change. Taking note of how everything is in constant change and development, which means that lack of change was nonexistent. Something that my best friend Kira told me is that, yes, everything changes, but we can still be friends. So, this is my ode to all the cherished friendships I have had throughout my life. The short ones. The long ones. All forever written in my heart. Cheers to friendship!!
The Intersections Quilt Block is the perfect block to use up scraps. The largest piece is smaller than a 5″ square. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it is a foundation paper pieced block. I am working on a scrap quilt using this block. I got to pick the block for April in my Do Good Stitches sewing group, and you guessed it, I picked this block. That means I get small envelopes of Quilty love sprinkled in with my regular mail. And it makes me so happy. For this month only, the block will be free. Get your copy by clicking here.
Block Mania Link Package
I am planning on making a small wall hanging, using Michel Miller fabrics. The background will be pindrop, and the fabrics I use for the lines will come from Elephant Cavalcade, a new line that is arriving in stores this month. I showed off a Tuffet I made with Elephant Cavalcade last week, and I have a few more projects planned for the line.
Michael Miller Giveaway
This giveaway is closed. The treat of all treats, the crew over at Michael Miller sent me some extra fat quarters of Elephant Cavalcade to giveaway. Thank them for their generosity and tell me in the comments below what your favorite way to make a quilt block is. Some examples are EPP, FPP, traditional, appliqué, collage, and HST. The possibilities are endless. There are so many ways to do the same thing, and I love that. To me, that is what makes the world go round.
I will announce the winner on the last Tuesday of this month, May 30th 2023. Good luck!! And the winner is Doreen S. Thank you so much!! If you had trouble commenting on the post I am not sure why it is happening but I will try to figure it out.