WOW! What Do You Think About the First Week of Quilt Blocks?

Wow! Have you seen the great blocks from this past week's blog hop designers? This was the first week of the Once Upon A Story Blog Hop and I can't wait for the coming weeks!

  • I want to make the unicorn that Marney of Made by Marney, designed, as well as read the story, The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle, that inspired her block. Even though this fantasy novel was published in 1968, I have never heard of it. And there was an animated fantasy film made in 1982 based on the book. With my two girls growing up about 1990, they never watched this as a video! 

  • The Three Little Pigs story becomes 3 sweet blocks sewn together. Becca of Pretty Piney designed an easy block to sew. I love the idea of using scrap strips, I have so many!  I can see using up many of my scrap fabric strips, making it into a multi-colored toddler size quilt! 

  • Then, The Wizard of Oz, a book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1899, has a beautiful block designed by Renee, of Renee's Quilting Addiction. She used some lovely Stonehenge Gradations Ombre fabrics. She shows how one cut of fabric can be used to create quilt pieces that vary so much.  She also has a nice tutorial on using the EQ Inkjet Fabric Sheets. The main block she designed would be useful as a background for many quilted projects. I am thinking a great background for flower cutouts. 

  • And who hasn't jumped (or wanted to) on a bed? Well, the fun block Carol has on her blog, Just Let Me Quilt, would make a humorous wall hanging in a child's room (although it might give the little one a mischevious idea). The classic finger play, nursery rhyme, Five Little Monkeys, (with origins unknown, was first published as an illustrated book by Eileen Christelow,) was the inspiration for her block. As a kindergarten teacher, my students loved doing the finger motions for this rhyme. 

  • Pamela of PamelaQuilts has an interest in European history and has found nursery rhymes rooted in historical events. She has thoughtfully interpretted the rhyme, "I Had a Little Nut Tree," into a quilt block based on some historical naming of quilt blocks that is quite nice.

  • Marian, of Seams To Be Sew, posted about the 5 Years of Row Alongs that she has planned out and hosted for all of us designers. She has a special gallery link so you can see all that the designers have done in the past five years. Some of the patterns are still offered FREE, others are available at reasonable prices. It was fun to look down memory lane. (I have participated all 5 years.)
Join us this week for the next group of designers who present their blocks and giveaways! We all appreciate your visits and your comments. Thank you, you encourage our designing. 


Carol Swift said...

It was a great week...love your summary!

Teri Rodriguez said...

There are some very cute wall hangings here! All very creative as they relate to their stories!

Reneechester.com said...

thaks for the recap shared on my fb group.

Jenny98223 said...

Yes, thanks so much for the recap. It's fun to see everybody's favorite childhood story.