Monday, October 5, 2009

October Challenge Block

Last Saturday I spent the day with a group of friends while sewing, eating, laughing, snacking, sharing, and eating... All day. We have so much fun at these sew-ins and I always look forward to them. This one was extra special because we got to play pass-the-baby-around. Each of us got to nurture our 'Oh, she's such a cute baby!' craving. I also spent the day working on two Jake Heart blocks for a comfort quilt for one of our members and this month's challenge block.

This month's challenge block was selected by my friend Diane. The block is called Tails and Nines which is one I'd not see before. She adapted this from a larger block and although I did a search on Google for it, I was not able to locate a pattern to share with you. It is an easy block and would make a great baby or child's quilt.

Here are this year's challenge blocks so far. I can't wait to see what November's will be.

10 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the colors you're using, and the patterns are great.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the soft colors you are using. This is going to be a very pretty quilt.

Loralynn said...

What pretty colors! Nice job!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I love how you're using gradated shades of one colour. Never seen that block before either.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow Dena - your blocks are turning out great. I haven't started this month's yet. I'll take a picture of all three together like you did - mine are all in greens.

I think Diane did a great job in making that pattern for us in the right size - she's so clever.

Diane said...

You won't find Tails and Nines on the internet - that's just what I named it because it's the first thing I thought of. :) If you search for patterns made from "sweet sixteens", you might find the 12" version. I certainly don't mind if Dena shares the directions.
Diane

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I love those blocks, especially tails and nines. Still working on that tutorial? I can't wait.

Melissa said...

I really love your color choices!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love your color choices!!! How pretty
Kris

blushing rose said...

I got a kick out of your tutorial posted today ... pop over & read my post today & you'll see why.

Love your creations, tho. You have blended everything beautifully together.

Have a snuggly lovely eve. TTFN ~ Marydon