Friday, January 22, 2016

Cardinal Blocks Update

Five more cardinal blocks were added to the mix from the Moda Sampler Shuffle block series. At least now I know there are thirty blocks total which means I am a third of the way toward completing all of the blocks.

Rather than sew them in the order they were released, they are organized loosely by complexity and ease of cardinal placement. This is Block 10 by Deb Strain.

Here we have Block 15 by Janet Clare Designs.

Block 14 is by Fig Tree & Co.

Block 12 is by Zen Chic. The edges of this one are a little wonky. Actually, the edges are wonky on several of them. I am waiting until they are all made to decide how best to trim and square up the blocks.

This block starts getting into some serious piecing. When there are 45 pieces in a 6 1/2 inch block, you know it is time to kick the accuracy up a notch.

Ten cardinal blocks ready for some friends to join them. Can't wait to stitch some more up to share with you. I like how they look as a group. I'm hoping all it will take is a bit of sashing to turn them into a quilt. 

We will see as more blocks are added to the mix.


  1. Love your cardinals. Your quilt is great!

  2. LOL what a fun idea! I think my kids would love a quilt like this... it's kind of a version of an eye spy, except "see how many cardinals you can find"!

    1. I don't have little ones around anymore so hadn't thought about that idea. I like it! Thanks for the comment.

  3. These are just so cute! I am loving seeing these blocks come together!

  4. I love this quilt and the fabrics are awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to check out this fabric line! (what was I just saying about decreasing my stash??!!)

  5. What a great use of the Charlie Harper fabrics. I love your blocks. Precision piecing is a good challenge!

  6. What a concept. You have heard of a chicken in every pot? This is a cardinal in every block. Brilliant.


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