"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Big Blocks

I've been making blocks for Quilts of Valor.  They make up very quickly, and because they are 12.5 inch blocks the pieces I work with are not tiny.  I think I love big blocks. 

This block I found in Quiltmaker's 100  Blocks Vol. II, last year's issue.
 It's called Tumbler Star and was designed by Benita Skinner.
These blocks were so fast to make that I used one of them to put together a quilt top to donate to the local hospital.  I put the top together yesterday afternoon. Because of their size and because the quilt should be 40 inches I only had to make nine blocks.  I've already made the sandwich and this will be done probably by tomorrow.  And today I received the tumbler die for my AccuQuilt GO and hope to use it to make another quilt top and see how fast it goes. 

Hope you are having a wonderful craft day.

God Bless You.

Let's pretend this is Mt. Washington.


Barb said...

I love your big blocks, wonderful work!

Donna said...

I love your Tumbler Star. I too like 12" blocks.

Just curious - did Moxie make it back from Mt. Washington? Absolutely amazing the places our furry friends NEED to go.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Big blocks are awesome! I like your tumbler star in that red, white and blue print. Very nice. Pretty flowers too!


Stray Stitches said...

Your blocks are perfect!!
Your kitty is too funny - does he climb Mt. Washington often?
Your tulip and daffodil are beautiful :)

Sonia said...

Love the blocks! Great job. :)