Blocks for Emily and Sharon

I had a very busy December, working almost every day at the quilt shop. So I’m late in doing my bee blocks. Just this week, I finally finished December and January. For December, Emily @ The Darling Dogwood requested a book block. Emily is a librarian, so this block is so perfect for her!

Her size requirements were rather free-flowing (13″ tall by 13 to 16-1/2″ wide), which gave her beemates and me a lot of options. Emily wanted us to use a theme for our fabric choices, and to add “something you might find on a shelf” to our block. For the theme, I chose the Wizard of Oz because I had a lot of those fabrics and because they are a great series of books.

Emilys block 1I added Dorothy’s ruby slippers to the stack of books as my “shelf item.” I hope Emily that you like your block! I’ll be mailing it off soon–we got hit by an ice storm last night so no travel for a while. You’ll find Emily’s tutorial for the block here.

Emilys block 2For January, Sharon @ Yellow Cat Quilts chose the Quatrefoil block. I’ve never made this one before so I was looking forward to it.

Sharon told us that she’s going to put her blocks together for a Project Linus charity quilt. Isn’t that nice? We were given a wide range of colors to work with: pink, yellow, blue, green, turquoise, and coral color scheme. I found some butterfly fabric in my stash that had most of the colors in it so I think it’s perfect. I hope Sharon will too.

I think I originally bought the fabric for a quilt for my daughter when she was little so it cheers me to think it’s going on to gladden someone else’s heart.

You can find the tutorial for Sharon’s block here.

Sharon block 1Can’t tell you how good it feels to be caught up! Ann is up next and I can’t wait to see what block she’ll choose! I’m up for March so I need to put my thinking cap on…

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6 thoughts on “Blocks for Emily and Sharon

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Oh, that Wizard of Oz block is just fabulous. I saw those ruby slippers and thought hmm, what is this block all about. I had to hurry in and read! I am sure Emily will love this, and what a fun library shelves she will have with all the different themes coming together. Stay safe on that ice – ugg, that’s the worst to drive in or to try to walk on. My bestie broke her ankle right off her leg (only the muscles held it in place) on black ice one year. Nothing to mess around with! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Wow, never heard of that kind of injury! You’re right; ice is nothing to mess with! Right now it’s snowing on top of the ice and I’m cutting fabric for a project. Fun!

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    • Hi Kate! I seem to remember finding these fabrics in the booth of a quilt show vendor a year or more ago. I love Wizard of Oz and immediately grabbed them up. I was happy to finally use some of them!

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  2. It’s fabulous, Jennifer, I love it!!! Wizard of Oz is one of the first movies I remember watching as a kid. We had a black and white TV so my mom had to explain that part of the movie is really in color and I didn’t understand. (I do have to tell you that “former librarian” almost made me want to text my boss and confirm I still have a job–I’m still a librarian 🙂 )

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    • Oh dear! Somehow I got it in my head that you were retired. Anyway, I’m glad you like the block! I agree with the other commenters that these blocks will make a unique and beautiful quilt. You know, we had a black and white television too, and for years I had only seen Wizard of Oz in black and white. When it changes to color, the black and white became more saturated and crisp, as I recall. The first time I saw Wizard of Oz in color was in college–in the dorm, we had a color TV! Soon after that, my parents got a color TV so from then on, it was color for me. Still, seeing the movie in black and white doesn’t take away any of it’s magic or charm, and it’s a lovely memory for me. I’m glad it is for you too!

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