Bringing us Block Two is Vickie Eapen. You may know her blog, Spun Sugar Quilts. Yes, that Vickie! I can't imagine that you haven't seen her blog, but if you haven't, it's worth your time to go check it out. Right now she is part of a blog hop that is posting holiday cookie recipes among other things. Her Andes Mint Cookies for Today sound so good I may have to break out my cookie sheets. I will attempt cookies on occasion though that's sometimes as far as my cooking goes.
Okay, I know you are anxious, so here's Vickie --
Hi I am Vickie Eapen. I live Ohio but born and raised in Iowa. I have 2 daughters and one fabulous husband who allows me to indulge in quilting and designing as often as possible. My career is dentistry. I have been practicing full time for over 10 years. I have never been very good with idle hands, sewing, quilting, knitting and crafting help satisfy the need to be doing something.
I started sewing when I was 8 years old. I made my first quilt/doll quilt when I was about 10. I still have that quilt. Over the years I have done cross stitch, crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, stamping, rug hooking and quilting.
I started blogging about 5 years ago to journal my knitting projects. Fast forward to January 2009, when I found Moda Bakeshop, I started designing simple projects. Now I have projects in Quilts n More, Quiltmaker and many others coming soon.
I am excited to design a block for the quilt along. I participated in the jelly roll quilt along and found it to be an excellent way for me to keep up with a block along.
I can’t wait to see the combinations everyone creates with this.
My blog: http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/
CLICK HERE for the instructions to Block Two.
Here's a picture of Vickie's block:
And here's the block I made:
I have been wondering if I should have switched the stripe print with the leaf print. I think once it is joined with the other blocks it won't make much of a difference.
NOTE: Each of these blocks will be have a 1" frame (cut 1-1/2") in the accent fabric. Then there will be a 2" (2-1/2" cut) sashing including a sashed border. Then there will be a border from the accent fabric, then the large border. The sashing will actually be cut from your layer cake. I was noticing that I had a strip leftover from this block -- so I trimmed it to 2-1/2" and will be saving it for the sashing -- or to use in another block. After we get a few more blocks finished, I will show you more of how this will work.
So what happens next?
Well, any pictures posted in the flickr group by tonight will be entered into the first drawing. About 10 ish tonight (Mountain Time) I will post my Block One. All blocks BEFORE mine are those entered into the first drawing. They will mostly be block one, but there will also be a few speedsters who will get block two posted. It doesn't matter which block - just the one's posted before mine. If you post your block AFTER mine, then it will be entered into the next drawing.
What's up for grabs this time?
Well, you might be interested to know that Vickie is feeling pretty generous. She is giving away a Layer Cake of Simple Abundance!
And I have two patterns. So there will be three prizes again this time!