block party progress

Just so you don’t think I’m over here slacking…

I pulled out the blocks I’ve received for my month for the Block Party Quilting Bee – I love to admire them (they’re fabulous!), and I’m dying to get them sewn together into a quilt top. I’m missing blocks from 2 members, but while I wait for those, I’ve started making up some additional blocks to add. Here’s what I have so far (and yes, I should take the time to iron them!)-

block-party

You may remember that I requested blocks in the style of Denyse Schmidt’s Drunk Love in a Log Cabin. I’ve been using my scraps, and it’s making for bright and fun blocks. Since I already have a fair number, I’ve decided to make enough additional blocks to create a queen sized quilt (I have too many throws, and not enough quilts that are bed-sized!)

Here are a few of the blocks I’ve put together -

block-party3block-party4

block-party5block-party-1

I just can’t wait to see it finished!

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29 Responses to block party progress

  1. 1

    Wow this is going to be awesome. I love these blocks!!

  2. 2
    Sarah says:

    It looks awesome. I love it!

  3. 3
    anina says:

    Love ‘em. This is going to be a stunning quilt.

  4. 4
    Cristin says:

    They all look great together! Of the ones you’ve made, I love the 2nd and 3rd the most! Well done!

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    Kelly O. says:

    This quilt is going to be fabulous! I love the varying style and designs that you get in a swap like this…
    I’d like to try one someday but I don’t feel my sewing is quite up to par yet :)

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    Mary says:

    Those are fabulous. I can understand why you are so excited about putting them together.

  9. 9
    Linda says:

    You have such a good eye for color and style! Of course, your photography skills are a plus!

  10. 10
    Kyla says:

    i love it!!!!! all the different colors make it really bright. good to see that you are trying to use up that extra fabric!!!

  11. 11
    Donnelly says:

    These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day

  12. 12
    Andi says:

    This is going to be an absolutely stunning quilt.
    Did you send out much fabric to each person? Did you use your scraps or send pre-cut fabric? I’m about to join my first bee and would love to end up with a scrappy looking quilt like this one!!
    Andi :-)
    PS I just noticed you’ve finished over 20 quilts this year alone. Do you ever do anything else? LOL

  13. 13
    Megan Kay says:

    Hi, I love reading your blog, and I love that you have a new quilt or part thereof to show us every couple of days- You are amazing! I am just starting out and I was wondering if you would be able to do a post on your favorite quilting items, ie: what sewing machine you use, your favorite thread, favorite fabrics, favorite scissors, rotary cutter, batting etc etc, just to give us newies an idea of what a pro like you uses. Any maybe any tips you have.
    I would love to read a post like this and I am sure many others would find it very useful too! Just an idea though, no pressure. I look forward to the next exciting project you unveil, you quilts are truly my inspiration.
    Megan.

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    Kit Lang says:

    They’re allllll lovely – but I especially love the ones you’ve produced. I’m fairly new to your blog (I clicked on someone else’s blog roll) but I became a follower instantly after scrolling through a couple of pages of entries.

    Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    jaybird says:

    beautiful blocks.. i look forward to seeing it all finished!

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    Lori says:

    Beautiful! I love these blocks and now I’m thinking I want to steal/borrow the idea for a quilt of my own.

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    Marty says:

    That’s going to be a great quilt.

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    Audrie says:

    The colours are just beautiful!! Can’t wait to see it all finished :) I’ve decided I need more queen-sized quilts too so I’m working on one when I take breaks btwn projects.

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    beth says:

    love this quilt in progress! can’t wait to see it completed! how fun!

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    adrienne says:

    WOW! This is going to be gorgeous!

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    Deb says:

    Is there a tutorial anyplace for making blocks like this? I’m sure most quilters might just look at your blocks and know what to do for the same effect. But I need detailed instructions and would LOVE to use up scraps for a beautiful quilt like this. Thank you! Love your blog; very inspiring!

  22. 22
    amandajean says:

    they are just beautiful, ashley!

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    Nicole B. says:

    Can’t wait to see it complete Ashley!! Your blocks are beautiful!

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    Jane Swanson says:

    Oh! I just love your new blocks. This is going to be an awesome quilt!

  25. 25

    I like this style, I.ll try to get to make a few blocks today so I remember the pattern . busy at present doing stuff for cervical cancer charity

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    leslie says:

    they look great. i read your blog daily as you are such an inspiration to me as i am sure you are to everyone. you are very gifted ashley. you are actually a teacher to all of us. you do not take things too seriously. i have learned that from you and it has enabled me to absolutely love quilting. thanks.
    more tutorials would be great as well. better yet….how about a book?

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