Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Block Four with Sherri McConnell

Today block four -- WOW! block four already! -- is brought to us by Sherri McConnell. You can find out about Sherri here:

Don't you love her header! Sherri comes to us from the Jelly Roll Sampler, but I'll let her tell you about it. Here's Sherri:

Hi, my name is Sherri McConnell, and I blog at A Quilting Life (http://www.aquiltinglife.com/). I come from a family of sewers and quilters and received my first sewing machine from my Mom when I was 10; my Mom also signed me up to take sewing lessons at a local Singer shop at about the same time. I made a majority of my clothes during high school and worked at a fabric shop, Cloth World, until heading off to college where I graduated in English and taught at the college level for a while. I have four children; however, only one is still at home--leaving me quite a bit of time to sew and create! I definitely appreciate my husband and children for supporting me in all my quilting endeavors!

I've been quilting for about 17 years...thanks to my wonderful Grandmother who bought me an Eleanor Burns Double Irish Chain Quilt-in-a-Day book...and I haven't stopped since! I started my blog in July 2008 as a way to record my projects...and have appreciated so much the inspiration and friendship from other bloggers around the world.

I loved the Jelly Roll quilt along...it was a terrific way to make a quilt from a jelly roll that would still be sitting on a shelf if I hadn't participated! I think this Layer Cake quilt along is going to be just as fun! I love stars and snowballs so thought I'd combine the two for my block!
Thanks Sherri!

CLICK HERE for the instructions to Block Four.

Here's the picture of Sherri's block:

and here's the picture of my block!

Interesting how the bright yellow doesn't stand out as much as I thought it would because the fabric is so busy.  Oh, I decided to use two layer cake squares for the background instead of the background fabric.  You decide what you want to do. 
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 THREE. All blocks BEFORE mine are those entered into the first drawing. 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. I will post the winners tomorrow.

What's up for grabs this time?

Sherri has generously donated 2 charm packs of Aviary by 3 Sisters for Moda AND a handmade pincushion!

And I, as always, have a couple additional prizes to add.

Happy Quilting!


Ranch Wife said...

Oh! Fun block! But WAH! My machine's in the shop and I can't make it today! It's a sad day at the end of the dirt road.

Michele said...

What a fun block....a star and a snowball....how appropriate for the holiday season! Sherri's projects are wonderful. :)

Paula Ganyard said...

Interesting how different they can look from the fabrics. Nice block.

Lee Ann L. said...

Wait! Is it Tuesday already?!?!? Acckkk! LOL. :-)

I'm loving the block! I've always loved Star blocks. :-)

Lee Ann L. said...

PS I most likely will not get this block completed within two weeks. I have to complete my Mother's quilt first. And then, I'm going out of town beginning next Wednesday night (not tomorrow) for the holidays and will be gone until the 2nd of January!

Anyway, is it okay to fall behind?!?! LOL. :-)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I'm looking forward to making this block. Stars are my favorite.

Catherine said...

Thank you! I love this block very much. Cn't wait to sit in front of my sewing machine :-)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I really like this block, stars are one of my favorites but this is so unusual. I know I'll be making more of these.

Pam said...

If you want to do flying geese instead of the HSTs for the star points (and avoid the seams in the middle of that part), then you can cut per the comments I put on the picture of my block on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aboyandhisblog/5261624896/#/

Karen said...

I like the way you used to different fabrics for the background. I think I am going to try that.

Gari in AL said...

Oh, no, I haven't even started block 3 and 4 is out. I guess I will have to devote a day to this quiltalong and get caught up. Oh, and this blocks looks really great!

Jeane said...

I am loving this star or it could be a snowball, both so nice for the holiday season.

Anonymous said...

great block! I'm going to try it!
Mary Malone

Pam said...

I really want to get into one of these block fests one day.