Here's Block #2 for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along sponsored by Moose on the Porch.
As a reminder, I'm not using a jelly roll, just going with scraps I have in my sewing room, I'm planning to donate this quilt to a children's home in the area, and am going with a bright and cheerful theme. (Link to quilt along in right column)
I would give this block a "C". There's so much going on that nothing pops, plus one set of stripes is horizontally challenged. I should have used the same smaller dot fabric that I used in block one.
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I did piece this block on a dreary and rainy day, so even though it's not as good as it can be, it still cheered me up just to play with the bright fabric.
Here's block one and two, side by side. I definitely nailed bright. Oh well, not every block can be my favorite.
The family of fabrics for block two were Lake House fabrics that were left over from a table runner I made 3 years ago. Seeing the fabric reminded me that I had made the table runner but not blogged about it. I even commented a couple of weeks ago on someone's blog that I had never made a table runner....yikes...good thing I'm documenting all my quilts, a year from now I may say, "gee I've never made a quilt". If that happens, someone please be kind enough to direct my feeble mind back to my blog, I hope I don't forget the name of my blog.....
Oh yes, back to the table runner.....
I made this table runner for a friend's granddaughter's first birthday.
My first and only table runner.....I think....no really, this is the only table runner I've made, but how could I forget it, I still really like it!
The pattern is "Party Time Table Runner" by From Me to You, an original pattern by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. Check out their blog for other wonderful patterns and books, they also design Mystery Quilt Pattern Programs.
If you compare their pattern to my runner, you'll notice I made a few changes. The pattern makes a runner 26" x 74", I made mine 28" x 58" and after it was done, I think I would have liked it even shorter.
I replaced the patchwork blocks in the center with streamers.
I dropped the "donuts" on each end and added a layer to my layer cakes.
AND I added a "1" candle.
After I finished the table runner and gave it to the birthday girl, it dawned on me that instead of appliqueing the number one on each cake, I should have attached a piece of velcro and made a set of numbers that could be changed for each birthday. I will do that on the next one for sure.
Just this week, my same friend gave me this cupcake luggage tag!! And she doesn't even know I have a blog (she's a not a quilter)