I want to thank Cheryl, Yvonne, & Stephanie for organizing the blog hop and inviting me to participate in the Cloud9 Block Project. This is my first experience with blog hops, block making, and participation in an organized quilting group. I used Cloud9 fabric and love the look and feel of it. When this opportunity came up, I jumped in feet first. It didn't occur to me that I may be "shooting above the rim" for my skill level until after I had started. I gave it my best shot anyway. Here is my block!
I began my block by gathering up a lot of templates that I have purchased. I do not remember exactly why I bought them or how and when to use them. (I hope I'm not the only one out there guilty of doing this). I played with some of them and then it occurred to me that I can use that large triangle and adjust to a smaller size by cutting the strips of fabric to my desired size.
Cut a 5 1/2 inch strips and make 4 triangles.
Look at the photo below to position the template so that there is less waste.
Cut a 5 1/2 strip of the second fabric choice and make 4 triangle cuts.
Sew the triangles with the same fabric on top.
Press toward the dark side and sew two together to make 2 sets.
Sew the two halves together to make a circle.
Make two - 4 inch squares. Cut from corner to corner to make 4 triangles.
Sew triangles to light fabrics and press out. Sew a 2 1/2" border to each side. Square off to 12 1/2.
Here's my block. It was really fun to create my own design for the first time. I can't wait to see what all of you created and I'm excited for the finished project. Hoping to continue to learn and create. Best, Mary Maloney
Please hop over to the other sites to see their finished Cloud9 blocks.
Monday, September 12th
Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar
Tuesday, September 13th
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood
Wednesday, September 14th
Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Lisa @Sunlight In Winter Quilts
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions