A Holiday and A New Block

Sewn Studio, Cincinnati

I’m home from a Thanksgiving trip to Ohio, trying to get back into the swing of things. (Always a struggle with kids I think!) While I was in Cincinnati, I made my usual stop in at Sewn Studio. I just love that shop. This is owner Julie – she is just great. The picture above is part of their ribbon collection. It’s so beautiful.

Sewn Studio, Cincinnati

Today I spent the morning cleaning my disaster of a sewing room. I have a hard time working in a mess and it had gotten way out of control. Now that I have a tidy space, I’ve cut into my Oakshott Cottons.

Oakshott Cottons + Becoming a Confident Quilter : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I choose a pattern from Elizabeth Dackson’s Becoming a Confident Quilter and paired the Oakshotts with some Essex Linen.

Oakshott Cottons + Becoming a Confident Quilter : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think I’m going to make about four of these blocks and turn them into a mini quilt. The blocks are larger (17-1/2″ unfinished). I love the classic look!

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13 Comments

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    Maria W

    December 4, 2013

    That is an amazing ribbon collection! I’d love to visit that shop one day =)

    Cleaning ones sewing room always helps creativity I think, love the block! Look forward to seeing the finished little quilt! =)

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    Liane

    December 4, 2013

    I love that block! It’s taking a classic nine-patch to the next level! Can’t wait to see the whole mini-top!

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    Susan

    December 4, 2013

    Beautiful. Blue is my favorite color. You can’t miss with blue and white. I love the block. No matter what other color combos you use, it will make an amazing mini quilt. I love solid colors, too.

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    Jayne

    December 4, 2013

    love that block! the color combination is fantastic!

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    Kathleen OGrady

    December 4, 2013

    Your block is gorgeous, I love it!

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    Lisa

    December 4, 2013

    I can’t wait to see it put together. Do you like working more with solids than prints. I’m thinking back to the Lighthouse quilt and some others. All of them are beautiful.

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      Faith

      December 4, 2013

      Hi Lisa! I *do* love solids. A lot. πŸ™‚ I don’t know if I like working with solids more/less than prints but solids do attract me. I think they might be a bit addictive.

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    Marcia R.

    December 4, 2013

    OOh those are so pretty! I need to do more with solids in 2014. Goal. set.

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    Rebecca Grace

    December 4, 2013

    What a cool twist for the classic 9-patch! Now I’m curious and have to go check out that book…

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    Pamela Dungar

    December 5, 2013

    I am slowly coming round to loving solids, I do love the book, I had it on order from Amazon and the day it arrived I cut and started sewing a quilt for my MIL, she loves it.

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    Elizabeth Dackson

    December 5, 2013

    Totally gorgeous!!! Oh, how I love Oakshotts πŸ™‚ Hope you’re enjoying the block, and I agree, I love big blocks, and I cannot lie!!!

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      Faith

      December 5, 2013

      You crack me up Elizabeth πŸ™‚

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    Beth H

    December 5, 2013

    I love that block, new twist on an old favorite. I might have to do that one also. Might have to run over to Sewn. I’ve been a little under the weather and am finally back to feeling energetic again. If the weather doesn’t take a total nose dive I might just head over their way. I do love the bright colors there, always cheers me up on these grey, dreary days. We are so lucky to have so many great quilt shops in the greater Cincinnati area.

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