Monday, August 2, 2021

Last FREE State Quilt Blocks (48-52)

The Quilting Around the Block trip of FREE quilt blocks from across the United States has sadly come to an end. 

The year's long tour of all the states and territories has certainly been one fantastic journey, with a large group of quilters sharing what makes their state special in beautiful quilt blocks. 

This post closes the tour, listing the final blocks of 48 thru 52. If you're just joining in, here's a list of all my previous posts that list the blocks. Some blocks may still be available for free, though I'm not sure for how long.

Keeping Up with the Free USA blocks (1-9)

More Free USA Quilt Blocks (10-14)

More Free US State Quilt Blocks (15-20)

More Free US State Quilt Blocks (21-30)

Maine Pine Tree State (31-35)

More Free US State Quilt Blocks (36-42)

That last list takes us up to #47, now we'll finish up the 52 week trip with blocks #48 thru #52.

Heading out from Arkansas, let's visit Kentucky with beautiful block #48 from Orange Blossom Quilt.

From there we'll head to Wyoming, with Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio's block #49, a charming buffalo.

Hopping over to Montana, we'll take in the beautiful scenery with block #50 from Ladybugs Cabin.

For the next two, we'll take a flight to Hawaii with Appliques Quilts and More for block #51, 

plus a bonus to Guam.

Our final stop is a visit to Illinois with block #52, curtesy of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio.

Though the US state tour is over, another Around the Block year of FREE blocks has just begun! For the next year it's all about sewing with the Sew Much Fun Tour, hosted again by

The first block has been released, #1, from Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio.

As I have done all year, I'll have several posts that group 8-12 blocks together so they are easier to find. For now, it's just this one, which will show up again in another post.

I hope you've enjoyed the US states tour, and join in on the collection of the new sewing themed blocks coming out over the next year.

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Monster Truck Jam

No more sneak peeks - time for the big reveal of my newest quilt. Introducing Monster Truck Jam!

three monster trucks on a quilt

Inspired and made for Just Let Me Quilt's It's a Guy Thing Blog Hop

graphic of guy with sunglasses on

Monster Truck Jam features three different monster trucks racing over dirt hills -  I think I've designed a quilt to please a lot of guys!

Of course, I'm not the only one stitching with men in mind. Please visit these other creatives showing off their guy-themed projects today.

 July 30

Though I love all of my trucks, this truck, called Piper, is my favorite! It really made me say 'Oh! This is just too cute' after both designing it and stitching it up.

green monster truck piper quilt block

I seriously had a ton of fun designing these monster trucks, and have decided to make them available in my QuiltFabrication Etsy shop as a individual stand-alone block patterns. Along with Piper

green monster truck quilt block

there's also Crusher,

orange monster truck quilt block

and Hatch.

aqua monster truck quilt block

Instructions include all diagrams, sewing techniques, and cutting charts for fat quarter friendly 15" x 11" finished blocks, suitable for a confident beginner quilter. They would be great as a pillow or set with even more trucks for a totally different quilt.

These trucks and hills complete my twin size quilt for a 66" x 85" finish, making it a perfect addition to any truck lover's bed. Seriously, it's all about the trucks!

three monster trucks on a twin quilt

Not only does it looks great on a twin bed, I love this draped photo which amplifies the angles of the trucks.

monster truck quilt blocks in a draped quilt

Using the same blocks, I've also designed a 56" x 75" lap size, and a 45" x 58" crib size for the little ones. The full pattern for all three sizes is coming soon.

Until then, stitch up some trucks for that guy in your life!

Happy Quilting!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Midweek Makers 290

Welcome to Midweek Makers! I'm putting the final touches on my project for Just Let Me Quilt's It's a Guy Thing blog hop going on this week. Here's another sneak peek of one of my blocks.

I'm pretty excited about this quilt and can't wait to show off the whole thing on Friday - see you then.

I'd like to congratulate Lisa, the winner of the New York Beauty Sampler book giveaway last week. For fun, here's the results of the giveaway answers: though almost even, slightly more have not visited the Statue of Liberty; 3 to 1 like paper piecing, with a score of 6 or above; and a big majority (5 to 1) like sampler quilts. Thank you all for answering! And if you haven't already done so, be sure to enter the giveaway for the Seasons of Life Quilt book giveaway - contest ends tomorrow night!

Now let's check out these full-of-rainbow-color projects seen last week.

From Cocoa Quilts, this Jolly Bar Meringue,

from Not Afraid of Color, a rainbow of hexies,

and these pretty blocks from Quilt Piecer.

What's your share this week? Come link up!

  • please link a quilt related item
  • please link directly to your post
  • visit with the others and leave some comment love
Have fun!

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