Sunday, April 1, 2018

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Day 1

Welcome to day 1 of
30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days.

A blog hop and sew along.

It's like a month-long quilting party with friends and prizes.




Every day in April there will be one quilt block for the sew along here
and 
one designer showing a project with that block on their blog.


30 days of designers 
showing new and different ways to use each of the
30 quilt blocks.


Keep in mind, these are super simple blocks but each one can make a beauty of a quilt.

April 1st designer - Creatin’ in the Sticks (me)



Let's get started with quilt block #1.

Today we celebrate with the most simple block


The 4 patch.


Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Finished Size: 10 x 10"





Cut 4 squares 5 1/2"




Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.


Block #1, Four Patch, complete.

Only 29 more to go to make this modern quilt with lots of negative space for quilting.



If you love this block, you could always make a bunch of them for a quilt.





Check out what our designer of the day, Creatin' in the Sticks made with this block.

I am using Tula Pink's newest fabric collection, All Stars to show each block.


And you can win your own bundle of All Stars too.
The giveaway starts April 1st and ends April 29th.
I will announce the winner on the last day of the blog hop
April 30th.


Click HERE to enter the giveaway.

Comment on the designer of the day and come back here to enter every day in April
for a chance to win the All Stars fabric bundle.

Here is the full schedule for the month of April and links to tutorials for each block.


Date
Project Designer
Block

April 1st

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd

April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door

April 5th

April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up

April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper

April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered

April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy

April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel

April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow

April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block

April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction

April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip

April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention

April 16th

Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th

Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th

Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th

Block 19 - Weave
April 20th

Block 20 - Classic
April 21st

Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd

Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd

Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th

Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th

Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th

Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th

Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th

Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th

Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th


You can see all the blocks and quilts in one place:



Let me know if you are quilting along and hashtag #30quiltblocks30days 
or 
holler at me
@creatininthesticks
or

I would love to add your blocks and quilts to the Pinterest board.

Happy Stitching,



Block 30 - Slow Tee

46 comments:

Sharon Aurora said...

Am I the first to comment? Looking forward to the next 30 days.

GranChris said...

Should be a fun 30 days. Can you go wrong with a great 4P?

Pamela said...

Looking forward to this - I think it's going to be fun!

Lisa Marie said...

Thanks for putting this hop together, I know we'll see lots of lovely things in April!

Lee said...

Wow - thirty days of fun! Love the gingham and bunny quilt!

Kathy L said...

I check out your blog every day, love it.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I have a purple & aqua four-patch on the floor waiting for me to sew it up. Also your bunny quilt is way toooo cute.

ShirleyC said...

I hope I can make it every day! This is great!

Ioleen said...

Very exciting that you are using Tula Pink All Stars. I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely and adorable Tula on Wednesday, March 28th. She is one amazing lady. This should be a great hop. I will try to keep up.

Lynda said...

will try to keep up - thinking about using some of my hoarded allison glass fabrics

JANET said...

The blocks look fairly easy. I think I can keep up with this hop!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Hi, Carla! I am so excited. This day has finally arrived. The hop I've been thinking about for months has begun. I think I'll be making mine in a scrappy rainbow of colors. Thanks for a great hop. Yes, I know it's just starting but you always have such fun things going on here.

works4me said...

This is going to be fun. I'm looking forward to seeing all the creativeness throughout the next 30 days.

Cathy44647 said...

How fun!!

JIK said...

Gotta love a simple 4patch!

Rosyquilter said...

A simple enough start but really need to think about my fabric choice. Yours is stunning!

krislovesfabric said...

Happy Easter! Your 4 patch sure looks great in Tula!!

Chelra said...

Wow! Fun fun fun! Tula for Easter! I Can't come up with a better choice ❤️

margaret said...

Fanric showcase quilt. Fun!

Laura said...

It's fun to make simple blocks. Thanks for the quiltalong.

Needled Mom said...

This is going to be a great hop. The simple four patch has always been one of my favorites.

Vicki H said...

I look forward to the month of tutorials.

Susan said...

This looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win. I am looking forward to see what each day brings.

Pamela said...

Hi Carla! Thanks for this fun hop. I love a party, and a month-long one will be awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all the All Stars prints. I really enjoyed your Project Quilting entries.

Susan said...

I have never made a 4-patch. I tried a nine-patch once and it didn't turn out well.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Thank you for the blog hop. Fun! Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

minibea12 said...

The four patch is such a fun block!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Kristyn said...

I love the simplicity of the 4 patch. :)

Brenda / SBD Embroidery and Quilting said...

I love the four-patch block and I LOVE the fabric you used!

Jayne said...

I love the Tula fabric. This is going to be a fun blog hop.

Unknown said...

Looking forward to all the blocks for this fun quilt.

Abigail Dolinger said...

What an interesting, contemporary quilt. Good luck with the quilt along!

Marian said...

So sorry I didn't get here yesterday... What would we do without the 4 patch block. So versatile, so easy to create... and so much fun!!

desertskyquilts said...

That quilt reminds me of the pieces of printout sort of ticker-tape we used to get way long time ago, when we were entering data in machines. =) It's a fun design!

Patti said...

Thanks for getting this started!!! Love Tula Pink!!1

Ronda Rhodes said...

How do you download the blocks. I don't see a download button

Mary said...

We are making 4-patches blocks in our Grandma Quilt Camp this Summer. Even my DH made a 4-patch block to learn how to spin the back seam. Thanks for starting off this Hop!

Donna W said...

This looks like fun! Thanks for hosting it.

jo said...

Love fussy cut blocks!

Cindy Shelley said...

This is exciting!!!! Thanks for doing this.

KatieQ said...

Whenever I want to do some mindless sewing, I pull out some scraps and make 4 patch blocks. I can always find a good use for them and I they are very relaxing to make.

beaquilter said...

really cute runner!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

The blocks look like there are bees in them. How sweet those are. I adore bees.

Moira said...

Thanks for the block idea and blog hop! And thanks for the giveaway.

DD said...

Looks like fun and I do so love a Modern Quilt !

Brenda said...

Followed the link from Freemotion by the River by Connie. I adore the baby quilt that she made with block of the day today. I am a lover of quilt blocks, on my Pinterest board I have 4 separate Quilt Block boards. LOL. It is amazing the variety of quilts that can be made with the change of fabrics, the size and the addition of another block. So thank you for sharing your 30 days of Blocks! Have a great day!