Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “My Favorite Quilt Block” blog hop, hosted by Carla at “Creatin’ in the Sticks”. Let’s give a great big “Thank You” to Carla for hosting the hop. We’re excited to be included, and we hope that you’ll be inspired by the blocks and projects that you’ll see during the hop. You’ll find links to the rest of today’s blogs at the end of this post, so please take the time to visit. This is going to be SEW much fun!
We’ve been having a lot of fun lately with our version of the traditional “Wild Goose Chase” block, shown below:
We both just love how the look of the block can change when we use different combinations of fabrics. And look how nicely this block combines with other trational pieced blocks to make interesting secondary patterns, as you can see on our “Blue and More Blue” quilt:
Susan’s idea for a new king-sized quilt for her bed inspired her to design several additional quilt patterns because she found so many great traditional blocks that would coordinate with the Wild Goose Chase block. Her quilt features Moda’s “Kansas Troubles” fabric line. Here’s a picture of one section (out of five) of her quilt-in-progress:
Now take a look at the “Pieces of Christmas” quilt. Susan used the blocks from her king-sized quilt to make a smaller quilt in traditional Christmas fabrics. Isn’t it pretty!
And here’s a close-up picture of the “Wild Goose Chase” block from Susan’s “Pieces of Christmas” quilt. Notice how the block’s appearance changes by varying the fabrics that she used:
This is the “Wild Goose Chase” block that Sharon is using in her “Black & White Delight” quilt. The pattern will be available in November, and we’re having a Quilt Along, starting in January. We’d love to have you join us as we create this gorgeous quilt together! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates: http://eepurl.com/c7ECPj
Susan is making her own version of the “Black & White Delight”, and here’s her “Wild Goose Chase” block:
And here’s yet another “Wild Goose Chase” block, which will (eventually) become part of another quilt pattern:
If you’re feeling inspired, please visit Ms P’s Pattern Shop, where you can browse and purchase the patterns for these lovely quilts.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing our favorite quilt block, in all of its variations! Don’t forget to visit the rest of the participating blogs and see all of the great projects! We’ve posted today’s schedule at the bottom of the page for your convenience.
Sharon & Susan
Thursday, September 12th