Monday, July 13, 2015

Tic - Toc - Building Blocks Tuesday

We are still enjoying our vacation, but the clock is ticking.  It is getting closer to the time to return to reality!   I need to soak up my last rays of sunshine and enjoy a few more late mornings, because as soon as we return, we will be thrown into pure chaos once again!

BUT, in the words of Scarlet O'Hara, "I can't think about that right now.  If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about it tomorrow".

I actually have some blocks to share this week, but before I do, I want to thank all the fabulous guest hosts we have had so far!  It has truly been fantastic to see the linky travel around and have new people linking up to it.  While I am presenting the linky this week, we have one more guest host next week while I am moving into my new house!  Alison of Little Bunny Quilts will be sharing again next week, and I am really looking forward to it!

8 Carat Star

Sometime after we moved out of our condo, but before we went on holiday, I was pleased to teach my first class on paper piecing!  I had a great group of ladies with me for the day, and we had a lot of fun going through the technique.

Because I love choices, the ladies could choose between the 8 Carat Star pattern above, or the Velvet Star pattern below.

Velvet Star

These blocks were the ones I made during the class as examples.  I rather like how they look!  I'm not sure whether they will be turned into another tote bag for a daughter, or into pillows.  I used the Riley Blake challenge fabric, "The Cottage Garden, by Quilted Fish" - mostly because that was the only bundle I didn't have packed up, but it looks cute and they are MY favorite colors!

What blocks have you working on?  Please share by linking up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!

Normally this free linky is open the first Monday of the month, when it is reposted every Tuesday until a new month starts.  However, due to my crazy schedule this summer, this linky will remain open until the end of July, with a new linky starting the beginning of August.  So, it is a great time to link up since your link will remain active longer (and gets to travel to Alison of Little Bunny Quilts next week too).

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!

It is also really nice to link back to the site you linked up to.  If you are linking from one of my guest hosts, please link back to them in some way.  It's just a nice thing to do!

Thanks for reading,



  1. Beautiful colors and beautifully done!

  2. wow managed to add my steps to the altar blocks sorry did not have a photo of just one block but all 20 on the kitchen floor, now need to join them up and complete

  3. Gorgeous blocks! My ladies are hopeless at making choices - so glad you can keep yours paying attention!!!

  4. Instead of a block, I posted a link to a post where we're looking for pattern testers to test out a few of our new blocks! I hope you enjoy your blogging break - summers are always so busy (but fun!).


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