Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dearest Boy and Noah and Matilda

The 30th has rolled around and time for another "Dearest Boy" block due to be shown.  I made a change to the design and added the birds instead of using tiny hexagon shapes for a flower.  The blocks will finish to 10 inches.



I decided to use nine of the "Noah and Matilda" blocks from a pattern set by Dawn Ronningen for a quilt.  The patterns finish to 8 inches.  I chose to enlarge 200% to make 16 inch blocks.  This is probably not the finished layout for the blocks.  I think I will move two of them.  I have a border stripe print to use for the border.





















You can order the "Noah and Matilda" pattern set here.  It is a PDF file so you can get started on the blocks not long after making the purchase.  I have made 36 blocks in the 8 inch size from very different style of fabric than these larger blocks.  I hope to make a final decision on the setting for them and make progress on that version of the quilt too.

Karen


15 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I just love this setting! It is hard to tell from the photos that they are so much larger. They are sensational. I love the little birds in your Dearest Boy block. A great addition!

julieQ said...

I love your birdies!! I did not use the tiny hexies...cluttery. Your solution is a perfect one! Love your applique blocks!

Cathy said...

I love the birds you added to your block. I did circles instead of hexies. Hugs

Julierose said...

Love your birdies on the Dearest Boy block--and the hearts so pretty hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

The birds in the Dearest Boy block are a lovely touch.
Would never have guessed the Noah and Matilda blocks are so big. I guess when you have already made a set, it is nice to switch things up on the second go round. They are all beautiful. Nice colors.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What delightfully pretty birds you appliqued on that block--
love all your blocks--and all those flowers make me think of spring--
and that helps me to feel a tiny bit warmer!!!!
luv, di

belarmina said...

Karen me gusta el cambio en tu bloque, los pájaros me gustan.
tus bloques Noah y Matilda divinos!!!
Saludos

audrey said...

Oh wow! These are beautiful! Love your fabric choices. And the substitution of those birds is wonderful!

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Oh I just love your birds in the Dearest Lavender block! I haven't started this one yet but I figure the hearts will be good for Valentine's Day. Your Matilda and Noah blocks are beautiful.

Kyle said...

The addition of the birds is a neat idea. Also your large sized N & M blocks are lovely. You're just cranking applique out!

Jeanna said...

I love the birds and also the yellow in your Noah and Matilda blocks. Those are going to make a nice quilt. Can't wait to see the smaller blocks when you get them laid out.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

The birds are an adorable addition--great idea! I love the N&M blocks too--fun fabric choices!

Lori said...

The birds turned out really sweet on your quilt block!!
Noah and Matilda blocks are pretty- the colors are different than your usual. It's fun to mix it up a bit.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

I like the sweet little birds and it's always nice to make changes to a pattern to make it more personal. Your color scheme is lovely.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very nice Karen