Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Boots are made for walkin' - Building Blocks Tuesday

I am caught up on my Star of Africa Bee blocks!  Well, I still have one more to do, but it isn't due until next week.

Sana is collecting blocks that have to do with "Home is where the Heart is".  Her husband used to live in DC so she asked me to make another cherry blossom block.  It was harder to duplicate than I thought.  Of course, I took the opportunity to add a some ripples on the water.

Cherry Blossoms for Sana

Here is the original:

for May

Tina at Holy Scrap is collecting shoe blocks.  I had a difficult time choosing my shoe.  Sure there are plenty of shoe companies that originated here the states, but many of them either used designs that were invented elsewhere, or they are now mostly owned by foreign companies.  The few shoes that were left, just didn't interest me much, until I thought of the shoes of the American West.  We didn't really invent boots, but we did adapt the style into western wear.  Here is my boot - very similar to some ridiculously expensive ones I saw on Country Outfitter that I would love to own myself.  Perhaps if we delay the house hunt another year.

Boot for Tina

I was going to use that rattlesnake fabric to make the actual boot, but it just wasn't playing nicely with the reverse applique I wanted to do in turquoise.  So background fabric it became.  And yes, I love that dark brown fabric.  I may find a way to incorporate it into all my Star of Africa blocks.  Just kidding.

So what have you been working on this week?

Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open for a whole week.  And spread the word!

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 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. Jen I really like both of these blocks, but the boot makes me especially happy.

  2. Congrats on catching up Jen, I still have Tina's block to do. The hard bit is getting what is in my head into a block!

  3. Those blocks look great! Thanks for hosting this Linky Party.

  4. I was in DC 2 weeks ago and the block is such a lovely reminder :)


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