Monday, 12 September 2016

Cloud 9 New Block blog hop

Hello and welcome to any new visitors who have popped over here on the Cloud 9 New Block blog hop.  My name is Abigail and this year it was a pleasure to be part of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers group which has also led to this exciting opportunity.

Many thanks to Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter for hosting this event and for Cloud 9 who generously supplied the gorgeous FQ bundle of their Organic Cirrus Solids.


I have to admit that I sat down many times to design a block and nothing happened, or something happened but it wasn't quite right.  In fact I was beginning to worry that I had bitten off more than I could chew.  Then at the end of August I sat down and doodled and coloured and came up with this:


Then I needed to figure out how to piece it and paper piecing seemed the logical way to go.  Now, I am no expert at paper piecing but I do love the nice clean lines it gives and this is not a technically difficult block.  So without further ado I give you my block - Churned to a T!



Please click here for the paper piecing template

Please click here for the cutting dimensions and instructions

If you are new to paper piecing then I have found the following sites very helpful ....

Artisania - the quirky pattern co - this page has video tutorials and the two showing the actual sewing can be found here and here

Lee from Freshly Pieced wrote a piece for We All Sew which you can read here

Juliet from The Tartan Kiwi

If you really don't like paper piecing but like the look of this block I did make one with regular piecing.  I don't like it quite as much but I think I am going to tweak it.  Let me know if you fancy a tutorial on that.

Following some of the links Yvonne gave us, I have managed to make a rudimentary mock up of what the block would look like made up into a quilt .....


Not only has the New Quilt Bloggers group and this blog hop improved my blogging and sewing skills I have learnt soooo many news things on my computer!

So here's another ....


This reminds me of an Art Deco design and is achieved with one quarter block placed on point.

Whilst I love the block made up as is I enjoyed seeing what it would look like as a mini made up in different layouts ....




Once I had tried the block a couple of times it was time for some pattern testing.  A call out on IG resulted in 6 people - 2 from Jersey, 2 from England and 2 from the States - I just love how this community works!

It was so exciting seeing my design being made up by other people in other fabrics .....

from Kim @getahashtagkim

from Karen @runsewfun



from Sharon @sharonappleton

from Laurel @laurelsstitchery

from Jo @lunaloo236

from Sue @justsewsue



Thank you all very much ladies for the quick turnaround and helpful feedback!

If you were to make this block up then I would love to see it ...... let me know below or tag me on social media @cutandalter and/or use #churnedtoatblock #cutandalterquiltblock

Below is the full schedule for the blog hop.  Please do go and visit some of these wonderful bloggers - I am sure you will find lots of inspiration and projects to add to your ever growing To Do List!

Monday, September 12th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Tuesday, September 13th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Wednesday, September 14th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

 

 

46 comments:

  1. Great design. I love seeing it in a variety of color ways!

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  2. Great block Abigail! Amazing how fabric placement changes the look of the block!

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  3. Way to go, Abigail! You delivered the goods here. Your template looks professional, the mock up shows a secondary design and your block is great! You did it!!!

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  4. Super design, and so good to see it in other colour ways.

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  5. I loved your block as a stand-alone, and also as a repeating block in a quilt!

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  6. Wondeful block Abigail. I am very excited about your design. So what are you going to call it?

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  7. It's a wonderful block Abi, and you have also shown how versatile it can be. Love it, congratulations on a wonderful block and a wonderful post, so comprehensive. It will make a stunning quilt.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  8. What a cool, flexible block! Nicely done, Abigail!

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  9. Love the combination possibilities of your block! Thank you

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  10. This is a gorgeous block Abigail. You did a great job with it. Thanks for showing all the different versions.

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  11. Lovely design it was nice seeing it in different layout possibilities.

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  12. Your block is gorgeous Abigail and I love all the variations you show.

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  13. Your block is gorgeous Abigail and I love all the variations you show.

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  14. Your block is wonderful and even more so as a mini! I am anxious to give this a try!

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  15. I am so glad that you finally hit upon a design that excited you. It can be really intimidating to try design for the first time, and I think your paper pieced block is fantastic. I love the different ways it can look based on the way you assemble it, too. Thank you so much for participating! :)

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  16. Great block! I love how many variations you came up with! It's really very versatile!

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  17. what a great and versatile design. thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. Oooh! I love those minis! I'm having a hard time deciding which layout is my favorite. Great block!

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  19. This is such a versatile block design. I love your mock ups and the inclusion of the variations created by your block testers. Well done!

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  20. Your block looks fantastic, Well done! I'm going to have way too many blocks on my to do list by the time the hop is over!

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  21. I really like your block. I enjoyed seeing all the possible layouts with your block. How smart to do a pattern test with other quilters.

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  22. What a fun block with so many possibilities!!

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  23. Fun design...and so many different possible layouts!

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  24. A lovely block Abigail and it's interesting to see how others have interpreted it too

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  25. Fantastic block! It is so versatile! I love blocks that you are able to make your own just by turning or selecting fabric placement. Great job!

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  26. Great job! And I love seeing it mocked up in all the different layouts and fabrics.... so many possibilities!

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  27. Great block, thanks for showing in the different color ways!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  28. A nice quilter block with so many fun layout options.

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  29. Wow! What a great block. And great job getting testers to try it out for you. Very professional.

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  30. Fabulous and love how the block change with the differnts fabric combo.Great job!

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  31. This is a really fabulous block, and I love all the different iterations you can make with it - job well done!

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  32. Beautiful design! It's so fun seeing all the different variations! I haven't tried paper piecing yet, but I think I might need to give it a try.

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  33. Wow, so many different looks! Great job!

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  34. This is a great block. Kudos for creating a paper pieced pattern.

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  35. Great block! Love the quilt mock ups. What software did you use to do those?

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  36. I love your mock up of how your block would look in a full quilt, so stunning!

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  37. What a wonderful block! It loves to play and create different designs. Loved seeing your block in the other fabrics!

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  38. Great block - I especially like the Art Deco-y version.

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  39. Your block looks great! I love that you have options on how to pull it all together. Well done!!

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  40. Geeat post. It was fun to see your block in all the different fabrics & layout possibilities.

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  41. Hi Abigail, I really enjoyed seeing all the different test blocks your quilting buddies have done! Lots of great information about how to use this wonderful block design!

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  42. Those fabrics are beautiful and the block design is wonderful.

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  43. Lovely block Abigail! I really love the second quilt layout you give for your block, that quilt has so much movement! Happy hopping.

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  44. How awesome! I really love that you were able to show it in so many color ways..the possibilities are endless!

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  45. Very nice. I will add this block to my growing list of "must do's." Thanks so much. I have new appreciation for pattern designers now after having finished my block pattern too. Karen

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  46. Great block, I loved all of the different configurations!

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