Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Beginning to Blessings From the Hollow


This week I managed to squeeze some time in to prepare my fabric and make my first block for the Blessings From The Hollow quilt I'm making from Kim Brackett's book, Scrap Basket Sensations.  The block was pretty quick and fun to make. I'm pleased with the colors. Doing the cutting for one block at a time is the method I'm using for this quilt.  It's way easier on my back than doing all of the cutting at once, and fewer small pieces to keep track of. Hopefully I'll be posting again soon with further progress!








The Layer Cake Quilt Along is wrapping up in the next few weeks! During the quilt along I was lucky enough to win the book Simply Charming Circles by Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts.  It's a great book of patterns for quilts with circles made with charm squares.  You can use raw edge or machine applique for the circles, so it's great for someone like me who needs to avoid work on applique.  I love quilts with circles, but haven't made many, so I'm excited about this book!  Thanks Konda!

8 comments:

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like your first block, can't wait to see the rest.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Wow,I like the circle book. May have to get that one myself.

Carol said...

I really like your first block...looking forward to seeing it grow!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your win and can't wait to see Blessing from the Hollow progress.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congratulations on your win! I haven't been to Kondo's blog for a while to get the rest of the blocks. I'll have to do that. Your block is very pretty and I like that idea of cutting one at a time. Keeps you focused for that one block. Can't wait to see more of your progress.

Linda said...

Block is gorgeous! It's going o be a beautiful quilt!!

Congratulations on your win!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

One down, right? It's beautiful! I love th fabric line you chose for this. Can't wait to see it finished.

Simply Charming Circles looks really fun. Gotta check it out. Because I need some more projects to work on. ;-)

Gretchen said...

Love your block! It's going to be a fabulous quilt! I just love the fabric line:)