Monday, January 13, 2014

January Blocks

Block Talking in January

 January is slowly settling back into a routine at our house.  That means I have been fitting  "fun things" (translation: SEWING ) in between regular weekly chores and putting away the holiday decorations.

I got to test some patterns  for a truly cute purse and a paper pieced pattern...  and will tell you all about them soon.  And I got to make some blocks....
First Block:                            
Modern Blocks Quilt A Long at  And Sew We
For January, our block is called, " Everything Equal"     designed by Louise Papas
                             (page 60 in the book)

Everything Equal is hosted by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts this month.

Everything Equal block    photo by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts   
I really love the fabrics in Alyce's block.  She's made such  a pretty scrappy look!

I decided to make my block look scrappy, too.  I tried to bring in all of the colors that I have been using.

Everything Equal block    made by Susie's Sunroom
This is an excellent block to use for 2 1/2 inch scraps, and goes together easily.

Only 3 more blocks left to make in the sew along! 

Second block:

Block # 11   Broken Dishes,      in the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt  page 138

#11  Broken Dishes            Susie's Sunroom

This was a fun block.  I cut out the triangles (32 of them), before paper piecing them together , into  4 rows.  

My pile of Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blocks so far.....
If you are making the FWSQ blocks,  make sure you add your blocks to my FWSQ Flicker Group!

I'm off to my sewing room!

I am linked up to :  After Christmas Sew Along @ Sew Much 2  Luv    and
                          Modern Quilts Sew Along @ And Sew We Craft


  1. Hi Susie, your blocks are beautiful and I enjoy every time I come to visit you!
    I will continue admiring your creations throughout the year, the book you are using it very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Marisa from

  2. Love both of these blocks. Your points on the FW block are perfect.


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