Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Park Bench Quilt - Picnic Blocks

Last month, I decided to start working on my Park Bench Quilt (Jaybird Quilts).  I had purchased the kit from Craftsy and I made the goal to sew one or two blocks a month.  I thought I would share my progress.




The pattern contains the templates to make the quilt but cutting is so much easier if you use Jaybird Quilts' Sidekick and Hex and More rulers.  I was lucky that a good friend had both and loaned them to me to make this quilt.




I started by cutting up the fabrics for the first block.  It is the Picnic block and you end up making two.




 A very pretty green one. (Sorry, this lavender wall is not the best background.)




 And a happy one all framed in yellow.




I love these blocks so much, I wanted to display them someplace so I could enjoy them.  I decided to make some garland with them and hang them around my sewing room.




So tonight I pulled the fabric from my kit to get started on the next block. More greens and grays to be made into two Ball Game blocks.  Not sure when I will get to them but you can bet I will be showing them off once I get them finished!




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6 comments:

Susan Arnold said...

I'm sure this is a lot easier with a kit! In the class I did it in, she wanted us to use each block as a color study. Drove me nuts, cause I don't like quilts that have every color in it with very little tying it all together. I wanted it tied together by the coral. Gave up after three blocks. You can see the top on my blog,
http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.com/2015/04/parkbench-sort-of.html
Still considering the quilting.

Jasmine said...

I love the way your blocks look hanging up like that. Super cute! It would make me want to keep working on it.

Barb N said...

Is the piecing difficult? I love the pattern. Keep sharing!

Karen H said...

Your blocks are so soft and pretty! This is going to be a great quilt!

Jenny Bonynge said...

Love these blocks!

Alycia said...

What fun to hang the blocks around your studio!