Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Name that block - Building Blocks Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

Guild Challenge block

I don't even know where to start on the block above.  I've been working on making 12 of them all week, and my brain is a little fried.

I am hosting a "Quilt as Desired" challenge for my guild, so I created the block above with some negative space and a couple border-type areas so participants can show off their quilting skills.  I choose solids so that their thread choices might make even more of an impact.

That is a tiny 3 inch Le Moyne Star that I paper pieced to make sure I got it right.  I strip pieced those navy sashings, and then stopped.  I felt it was missing something and asked the social network if I should add the red border.  The "yes's" won out, and I do like the balance the red border provides.  I just wish it hadn't made the block so big!  Making 12 of these, I really went through a lot of fabric to make these blocks and back them for the challenge.

What should I name this block?

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading,



  1. What about something like "In Remembrance" or "The Unknown Soldier"? It is a wonderful block.

  2. It reminds me of a wrapped gift, somehow, so I'd probably name it for something like that. But I usually name nothing because I hate putting a name to things!

  3. "Star Crossed" comes to mind. It really is a great block.

  4. My suggestion would be Gifted Star. It does look like a gift, and it has got a star, and I suppose you are gifting them? Nice block whatever the name.

  5. best of luck choosing a name you have some very good suggestions already, a great block

  6. Gorgeous block! I hope you'll show the quilted results!

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