We are so close to the finish of this gorgeous quilt. Are you All stitching along too? I think it has made the month go by so quickly. I was not diligent about taking progress photos, but I love the first five blocks together.
I like red and white quilts, if you could not already tell.
Block 17 – Casablanca.
Simple, yet so striking. It went together easily and quickly, which is always a nice change of pace from matching oodles of seams. I always think of the film “When Harry Met Sally” when I hear Casablanca. One of my all time favorite movies! I could recite every word from memory. Do you have any movies you love like that? Directions for Block 17 here.
Block 18 – Catch A Falling Star.
I love Sawtooth Star blocks. The more the merrier! Four in this block. I made a scrappy version. I really love how it turned out! I am always happy to use up leftover pieces and scraps. Once again, I relied on the Creative Grids Flying Geese ruler to help me out. Block 18 directions here.
Block 19 – Tropicana
Another beautiful applique block. But really makes it stand out is the pieced, striped background. I could not be happier with how it turned out. Love the contrast from the petals. I used interfacing sewn on the rightside of the fabric, then turned it out and straight stiched with my sewing machine close to the edge.
That way the edges were not left raw. It gives the edges a nice, clean finish and I did not have to hand applique. 🙂 Block 19 directions here.
Block 20 – Blow Me A Kiss!
A simple block, but a bit more time consuming. I love this version of a Log cabin/Courthouse Steps block. I just took my time sewing each “log” on. Again, I went with a more scrappier version. Block 20 directions here.
Block 21 – Celebrity
Another favorite! Such a beautiful block! I used triangle papers for the HSTs and the same Flying Geese Ruler to help piece my block. All the instructions are clear and easy to follow…I just love using these aids to help with ease and accuracy. Block 21 directions here.
Block 22 – Something Special
I just love basket blocks. I have never met one I did not love! And this is no exception. I could have made a whole quilt with this block. Again, I think the variety in backgrounds adds to the visual interest. Triangle papers were a huge help in making this block go together quickly with ease. Block 22 directions here.
Fall is here. The leaves are turning more and more each day. It is such a gorgeous time of year.