July 21, 2007

Sampler Alternate Block

Alt3This is the third alternate block for the Country Gatherings Sampler that Nicole of Sister's Choice Quilts and I are both working on. Nicole's version of the quilt has 12 blocks, and mine has 4 additional blocks. This block, however, is not in the sampler book. It's one I found in Judy Hopkin's Once More Around the Block book. The block is called Rolling Pinwheel.

I've made a couple of additional alternate blocks that I have rejected, feeling they didn't fit with the rest of my blocks, but they will probably make it into a tablerunner or onto the back of this quilt.

Please visit again on Monday when Nicole and I will both reveal Block 4 of our challenge, and give you a sneak peek of all the blocks together.


  1. Isn't that red floral gorgeous! My Cinnamon Stars fabric is gathering dust in the closet, and you are inspiring me to correct that issue as soon as possible.

  2. It's a beautiful block. I've seen a ton of beautiful quilts using Cinnamon Stars and I think that my Anniversary Stars quilt will always be a personal favorite. In fact, I believe I may have inspired you to make yours recently. Am I correct?

  3. Ooooh -- I like this one. And parts of it are reminding me of my current project. Speaking of which -- I really need to get back to it. Break time for HP over, let's get back to stitching!