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Saturday, January 1, 2011

January is so very.........

Awesome!  I feel like such a weight has been lifted now that the holidays are over.  Life doesn't feel crazy for probably the first time in a year. 

I've got some fabric packaged up and on it's way to  many corners of the globe(well, it will be on Monday!).  Only one block each this month and a pretty simple one too!  This quilt by Rose (is red) was my inspiration.

This will be a values quilt out of Aneela Hoey's fabulous new line Sherbet Pips.  The prints are so stinkin' cute!  Thanks Elaine for getting some early--just for me!

You will each be receiving 16 5" squares, 8 lights and 8 darks.

Please sew them into 1/2 square triangles, with one light and one dark square.  ( Let me know if you don't know about drawing the diagonal line on you light square, sewing 1/4" from the line on BOTH sides and cutting down the line.  If you don't know about this, I'll post a mini tutorial)

Square up to 4 1/2 " and sew together 4 x 4 with the layout in the block above.

Please  make sure the four corners are darks and the center is all lights. The  block should finish up at 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches.  Don't worry about squaring up.  Also don't worry about directionality of the prints.  That way, any way can be up as I'm arranging the blocks!

Let me know if you have any questions! 


  1. That's a lovely block Tara, I'm really looking forward to doing this. Woohoo!

  2. Looks great Tara, simple blocks are just stunning made up aren't they..?

  3. Since I was not smart enough to save ANY OF THIS FABULOUS FABRIC FOR MOI, this will do! I want to work with it soooooo bad, and this block is awesome, thanks Tara! Elaine

  4. Hi Tara,
    I look fwd to making this block too!
    Can you mail it to me in France?
    I will send you the address at my parents and they can fwd since I don't have an address in France yet!

  5. Tara
    I am looking forward to making your squares! I love to play with lights and darks. You can get some very interesting blocks with them.

  6. Just got the happy bundle yesterday...your directions look great for a fabulous block!!

    Teresa :o)

  7. Tara
    I finished your block and will put it in the mail on Monday. Hope you like it. I forgot to take a photo of it so I can not post it!
    It was a fun block to make...love the darks and lights.
    beebee (;

  8. Your fabrics arrived today Tara and they are so yummy, I can't wait to sew the block up but I will have to 'cos I'm off for a couple of weeks. Will do it as soon as I get back. I promise.
    ps. The trees are delicious too but I've sent you an email about them already. :-)

  9. Tara
    Did you get my block? I mailed it a couple of weeks ago! I can not wait to see your finished quilt with these squares...It will be beautiful. I love the fabric you chose!