Welcome to Tips and Tutorials Tuesday and Day 2 of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Hop!
Today, it’s my wonderful friend Cheryl’s turn to host the blog hop. Cheryl is an amazing person who inspires me every day. She’s got an incredible quilt design business, she has young children and a husband, a busy job, a blog, and is an incredibly creative, prolific person. I have no idea how she gets it all done, and so perfectly to boot. I am lucky to call her my friend, and have her on speed dial.
For today, in honor of Cheryl, it seems appropriate to share with you a quilting tip that she taught me:
When you’re making test blocks, choose one line of fabric that you will always use. After you make test blocks for that new pattern you’re trying out, or the bee block for a friend, or a challenge block for your guild, you’ll be surprised to find that you have a collection of interesting blocks, of many different sizes, that look beautiful together with the addition of a little negative space.
I’ve begun making test blocks in the same Bonnie and Camille fabric line I used for my neglected Farmer’s Wife project. Although I may not have an official Farmer’s Wife quilt in the end, it will eventually be a finished sampler top, with many different styles of blocks that remind me of the projects I have taken on over the years.
If you have a tip or tutorial you’d like to link up today, please scroll to the bottom and enter your information.
Here is the list of 16 bloggers that Cheryl is hosting today. If you click over to their blogs, you will see that they each are sharing brand new, creative, unique block tutorials with you. Pin them for later, and have fun being inspired!
Host – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Josi @Avocado Quilts
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Cristy @Love You Sew
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Shelly @The Carpenter’s Daughter Who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy & Opal
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Adrian @Making It – Family Food Quilts Crafts
Julie @Pink Doxies
Sarah @123 Quilt
Jane @Jolly and Delilah Quilts
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
For a chance to win a half yard bundle of the Watermelon Summer palette, you have two opportunities to win today. Visit Cheryl at MeadowMist Designs and leave her a comment for one entry and visit Inspired by Fabric to enter to win there as well!