Thursday, 4 August 2016

Cloud 9 - Cirrus Solids - 'New Block' Blog Hop

Sometimes exciting things lead to even more exciting things. Not only did Yvonne Fuchs, Stephanie Naso Palmer, and Cheryl Kaminsky Brickey generously organize the fabulously helpful '2016 New Quilt Bloggers' Blog Hop, but also organized a follow - up adventure.

'Cloud9 Fabric' has generously offered to sponsor a continuation of the '2016 New Quilt Bloggers' group through a 'New Block' Blog Hop! How cool is that?

Everyone who signed up will receive a free bundle of 5 Cirrus Solids fat quarters. The colours we will be working with are the colours that already featured in the '2016 New Quilt Bloggers' Button, namely: Amazon, Sky, Iris, Lilac, and Shadow.

2016 New Quilt Bloggers

Every participant commits to designing their own original 12 ½" by 12 ½" (unfinished) block and write a tutorial for how to make it. The completed blocks will subsequently be collected to be turned into charity quilts. The actual blog hop is to be in September 2016.

I signed up and can't wait to try. I am already doodling block designs on my favorite design tool: Post-it notes (!) and am contracting headaches trying to do the maths for the block. =)

I find it quite amazing how the modern block repertoire is constantly being expanded, either by individual efforts or through organised 'New Blocks' blog hops. If you have the time, you should check out the largely unknown but actually quite impressive new designs the quilting community is coming up with via these blog hops.

Check for starters the Paintbrush Studio 2016 blog hop's and the 2015 Fabri-Quilt blog hop's NEW blocks. One cannot help being inspired. And all those brand new designs lying around without their full potential having yet been discovered.

2015 Fabri-Quilt Blog Hop Charity Quilt by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

I say they deserve more exposure! Therefore, I demand that you check out at least one link of these previous design blog hops to get in swing and excited about our up-coming one.
2016 Paintbrush Studio Blog Hop Charity Quilt by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Design

Have fun and come back in September to see what we stitched up for your sewing pleasure!



  1. The new block hops are super fun to participate in. I love seeing what everyone creates. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Doing the math for the blocks is the worst!! Cant wait to see what you make :)

  3. I wish in a way that I had signed up..actually said no to this--so much on my to-do list but wow those colours are stellar. Love seeing my friends' blocks in Yvonnes quilt: Julie's (I tested hers) and Tish's did a read-through for hers. Will be watching to see what you come up with! Yay a for another pencil and paper creator. :-)

  4. This is going to be such a fun project!! Can't wait to see what you design :)

  5. This is going to be such a fun project!! Can't wait to see what you design :)


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