The A-B-C Challenge is still going strong! Y & Z are our last block before we start sashing, setting, quilting and getting these quilts ready for the Fair. You can still join us, but you have to hurry! Bring your Y and Z blocks to the October meeting. The names of these blocks should start with Y & Z
- Yankee Charm, 12″ from Quilter’s Cache
- Yellow Dervish, 8″ paper pieced from Quilter’s Cache
- Young Man’s Fancy, 15″ from Quilter’s Cache
Some examples of Z blocks are:
- Zanizibar by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr from their book, The Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop. You can see an example of this block made into a quilt here.
- Z Cross, 10″ block from Quilter’s Cache
- Zig Zag, 20″ block from Quilter’s Cache (would make a nice medallion
Below are a few of the many block resources available to inspire you:
- 1000 Great Quilt Blocks by Maggi McCormick Gordon
- Around the Block with Judy Hopkins: 200 Rotary Cut Blocks in 6 Sizes by Judy Hopkins
- Around the Block Again: More Rotary Cut Blocks from Judy Hopkins by Judy Hopkins
- The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War by Rosemary Youngs
- The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: 55 letters and the 111 Blocks they Inspired by Laurie Hird
- Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match by Susan Briscoe
- Judy Martin’s Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns by Judy Martin
- Modern Quilt Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers by Susanne Woods
- Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins
- The Quilter’s Album of Blocks and Borders by Jinny Beyer (out of print)
- The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4044 Pieced Blocks for Quilters by Jinny Beyer (2009) – you NEED this book if you don’t have it.
- Quilter’s Cache website
So, go forth and make blocks. You can do it. Have fun, use great fabric. Enjoy!