Friday, April 6, 2018

Tacked Up - 30 Blocks 30 Days



Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks is hosting 30 days of simple quilt blocks.
Each day in April she is showcasing a new block with directions and pattern ideas.  
Today I get to help showcase block #6  Tacked Up.  

I am ready for Spring so I decided to use some lovely spring fabric.  I used a bright pink in place of the white in the original block and a bright yellow to replace the gray.  I also changed the corners a bit by alternating two different fabric instead of using just one. It has given the block a whole new look with just changing color placement.




When you put several blocks together your eyes are drawn to the zig zags pink rows and the yellow butterfly squares pop off the quilt. While the alternating corners subtlety create 4 patch blocks  throughout the quilt.


I did a 4 x 5 quilt block layout to create a little larger rectangular quilt.  



I also used the cute butterfly fabric as part of the backing and binding. This fabric that has been sitting on my shelf for way too many years.  It has finally had it's day in the sun, literally and figuratively.  


Make sure to check back at Carla's blog everyday this month to see a new simple quilt block that can create a quick and lovely quilt. She is also creating a modern quilt using each each block. Can't wait to see her finished quilt!





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36 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing us your quilt. I'm always amazed at what can be done with just one simple block.

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  2. Your quilt is so bright and cheerful. It made me smile....especially since the weatherman just said we are getting more snow today.

    Thank you for sharing your project.

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  3. I love your bright fabrics. Thank you for sharing

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  4. This turned out so beautiful...love the fabrics!

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  5. That's such a cute quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Amazing! It is so amazing what color placement can do. Thank you for showing that with your post. I love your quilt and the bright colors you chose. Of course, I always love your quilts. Thank you, Leah, for being a part of the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop.

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  7. Beautiful quilt! I love your color choices and the secondary designs that are made because of them. I often piece the backs of my quilts too--I think that adds some interest, besides using up fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I need more hours in the day! More days in the week!! Who am I kidding! I need years to catch up on all the sewing projects I WANT to Make!!!! This is fabulous!!!

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  9. Eye catching and clever color placement.

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  10. Just wanted to let you know, I keep coming back and dreaming about this quilt! It's not going to leave me be until I get one under construction! :)

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  11. This pattern reminds me of a woven design. Great job.

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  12. Cute! It's such a bright and cheerful quilt.

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  13. Oh your quilt turned out so bright and springy.

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  14. I love the girly look of those butterflies. The quilt turned out great!

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  15. Oh what a perfect bright and cheery spring time quilt. Love it!

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  16. I love this, and I love the colors you chose! Great job!

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  17. Beautiful! Those butterflies scream spring!

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  18. Love the colors and fabrics ... <3 Pat

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  19. The block makes an interesting quilt pattern.

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  20. That is such a pretty and cheerful quilt, love your fabrics and placement!

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  21. This block makes a great design.

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  22. What a wonderful, happy quilt this created!

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  23. I love butterflies. your quilt is so cute and bright.

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  24. Love the colors in your quilt!
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  25. What a bright and happy quilt. Would be a quick quilt to make for a comfort quilt.

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  26. It is amazing how placement and color can make such a difference. Love your finish. Ain't it great being able to use up some of that older stash.

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  27. Great job, Leah! Love the bright fabrics!

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  28. Beautiful quilt! Awesome. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  29. Beautiful! Being able to choosing colors that look good together is so important. It's one of my skills I need to improve. You seem to have mastered it.

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  30. Love this quilt and I like how a simple switch to different colored corners made such a change in the fished project. Thanks for sharing.

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