Hi friends…it’s day 4 of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Blog Tour Road Rally
You are driving down a country road. The road winds around through fields of green grass, rows of freshly planted crops and dots, that as you get closer, turn out to be sheep grazing in the fields.
You see a sign that says Quilts and Yarn with an arrow pointing west down a rutted, gravel path. It does not seem wide enough to count as a road. But you turn the car anyway because, wait, it said Quilts! and Yarn! And there are sheep. It has always been a dream to live in the country on a farm with sheep. To raise sheep. Spin yarn. Make sweaters and blankets from yarn. Buy fabric. Make quilts. A crazy, outrageous dream.
You pull up to the white farmhouse, with it’s blue shutters and wooden screen door and there, on the porch, is a pitcher of ice tea, with tall glasses and a plate of cookies sitting on a table next to a rocking chair. You sit, drinking in the relaxed atmosphere. You gaze out at the fields and the sheep, sip your ice tea and nibble on a cookie. A butterfly lands on your knee. You hardly dare to breath as it gazes back at you. It lifts, fluttering nearby and as it starts to fly away, you feel it graze your cheek. A butterfly kiss.
The screen door bangs and you wake up, the dream still lingering in your consciousness. You run to your sewing room to make a quilt block. A block inspired by the butterfly. And the butterfly kiss.
So what can you do with this block? You can add sashing.
Or just use a few blocks and turn them to create this fun secondary design.
Now, I could show the block in other color ways but another way to change up a block is to use the same fabrics, but in different places.
And here is that quilt.
So, how would you color the block?
Would you like to win a copy of the magazine? I have a few to give away. One will come directly from Quiltmaker and 2 will come from me. So leave me a comment and you will be entered for a chance to win one of the copies of the magazine! I will draw the magazine winners Sunday night Nov. 19th after 9pm my time.
OH- and, if you can, would you please do me a favor and go to my Facebook page and like the the page? Just click on the Like button. I am 1 click away from 1000 likes and it would be so fun to reach 1000!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck!
To go to the 100 Blocks Day 4 page so you can check out the other stops on the tour, click here.