Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Cloud9 New Block Block Hop - Finished Charity Quilt


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Quilting Jet Girl

Yvonne of ‘Quilting Jet Girl’ posted an up-date on last year’s lovely ‘Cloud 9 New Block Blog Hop’ blocks (that’s a mouth full). Yvonne, who was one of the fabulous hosts, finished combining the blocks into a charity quilt. Yay Yvonne! I think it is great to see some of the 65 blocks made together like that. There is mine! 'Stellar Flare' - second from the left in the second row from the bottom. =)


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Quilting Jet Girl
So much work went into that piece, so 'Thank you, Yvonne!' for all your hard work in relation to the blog hop and this quilt. You are fabulous! At the time it was said that the remaining blocks were also meant to be pulled together into another charity quilt by either one or both of the other two blog hop hosts Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, but my research was unable to identify any progress reports on the fate of the remaining blocks. Happy to be advised if any of you have more information.



I though this might be an opportunity to do a quick online search to see, which of the block designs that had been thought up for the blog hop, had been taken up by the sewing community since the blog hop one year ago. I know mine hasn't been yet but others might have been.

Results:


Aha – OK I found that one of my blog hop library links to the tutorials is 'broken' because the domain in question is off-line but I will keep the link and wait whether the domain gets re-established.

I decided on a few search parameters, which were the below used in various combinations:
  • the designer's blog name
  • the designer's name
  • the block name
  • the fabric sponsor's name  

I also found that my research efforts were occasionally hampered by the fact that some designers did not name their blocks. The latter makes it somewhat challenging to follow up on the life and development of the blocks in question. Having said that, follow along to review my findings.

Block Parade:


Nancy J. over @All Points of the Compass tried and enjoyed making three of the blocks. Thanks again Nancy, for your kind permission to use the pictures here. =)

'Porthole' - Devoted Quilter

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'Sparkle' - Ants to Sugar

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'A Simple Life' - Late Night Quilter

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'Fractured Curves' - Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole's block was part of a block lottery of the Emerald Coast Modern quilt Guild. 

Carole herself developed a workshop based on her block earlier this year, which was called 'MidCentury Modern Curve – New Workshop!' and involved learning to piece a quarter circle curve without templates or pinning, and practicing improvisational cutting and piecing. Sounds good to me. =)

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'Berry Cross' - The Inquiring Quilter

Jennifer Fulton also took matters into her own hand and offered a fun quilt along using her block 'Berry Cross'. Following the link you will end up at the link party, which takes you to all the pretty quilts that were made in the process. 

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quilts by Liz Horgan, Margiestitcher and Susie,


'Mazarin' - Amista Baker

Following the blog hop Amista created her first quilt pattern based on her 'Mazarin' block design. Amista and her pattern testers sure created very pretty quilts with it. =)
 
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quilts by Amista, Whitney and Alicia Benn
 
 
'Anne’s Flower' - Tu-Na Quilts

I made 'Anne's Flower' for my sampler quilt where it will get to shine once I pull it all together. I can confirm that the instructions are easy to follow and the block comes together quickly. =)

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'Dragonfly' - Melva Loves Scraps
I imagine Melva's 'Dragonfly' block has an exciting future to look forward to. It has been published under the name 'The Damselfly' in the vol.15 Edition of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and has gotten made since as this little youtube video proves.

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'Star Thistle' - Twiggy and Opal

Jayne of course is an old hand at thinking up pretty blocks and seeing them made too. =) Her gorgeous 'Star Thistle' has been drawn up as a pattern proper and can be down-loaded from Craftsy. Her pattern testers sure created some tasty versions.

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quilts by Jayne, Katie @Katie Quilts and Isabelle @southbaybella


Oops, I guess today's post has gotten rather long (again) but I do love following up on projects. It is great to see what life of their own some of the block designs got to lead. I guess with the charity quilt all done and donated, the Cloud 9 Blog Hop can officially be considered concluded. Also today's point to take away is - Do not forget to name your blocks once you designed them! =)



https://quiltingjetgirl.com/2016-cloud9-new-block-blog-hop/




3 comments:

  1. This is very interesting. I've always wondered about things like this. When you write a tutorial for something, does it ever actually get used and how can you tell? Did you search on a search engine or use Pinteret? I also pattern tested for Jayne. Her block was so much fun to make, now I want to make another one :)

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  2. I used google to facilitate my search and concentrated on image results a lot.

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  3. So good to see the finished quilt, thanks so much for the link, and to see my three there is a wonderful surprise. They are still waiting to be incorporated in with some others. Fond greetings, Jean.

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