Everything Blue Block Hop!
Awhile back my friend Susie at Clothworks asked if I wanted to be part of the their Everything Blue Block Hop. Well, how could I resist free blue fabric for this project? It was just a little bit of fabric (I really have PLENTY already you know) and it was from designer Marsha McCloskey, whose fabric designs I have loved for almost two decades now! Back when I was in my “country” phase of quilting, I absolutely could not get enough of her Staples lines. I am not as much into that as I was in the past, but I do still use them from time to time. And I still love everything Marsha designs!
The rules of this block hop were pretty simple…make a 10 or 12 inch block with the three prints sent, adding up to two other fabrics if I so desired, keeping the colors in the range of Blue, White, and/or Red. Then I was to send it to Susie at Clothworks to be put into a charity quilt for donation to some worthy organization. And then post about it. And here we are.
So these three prints were sent to me.
Wonderfully blue and cheery…..Not exactly fall colors, but would go very well with blue and white china for your fall and winter dinner parties, wouldn’t they? (and despite what my daughter says, blue and orange (pumpkins, fall leaves) go very well together!
So I added some chambray from an old shirt that I had recycled (my buddies Luke and Joe would be so proud!!) and a bit of solid red to add a little pop, and here you have my Blue Nickel Nine Patch Cross. I think this would be fun set on point and done in scrappy (of course) in any 3 color palette.
Today is the last day of the Block Hop, but you can check out the rest of the blocks done by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the post for the entire list of blogs hosting in this hop.
See, being Blue isn’t always so bad! It can be rather fun!! So next time you are feeling blue, go ahead and play with your blue fabrics, it will cheer you up! (that and a blueberry shake….or cheesecake….or wine, whatever) 🙂