Block Party – March

For March of Block Party, Kristen gave us a really great challenge. She posted this photo and asked us all to come up with the answer.


Needless to say, it took lots of thinking before I got started. I knew I wanted to include curved seams but also the log cabin feeling. We’re all making two blocks so I had to come up with the solution to the equation twice!

Here’s the first block that I came up with:

Block Party - March

This was the first time that I’ve ever done curved seams and clearly they aren’t perfect… Things got crazy with me making templates and everything!

Making templates

And the second block that I made:

Block Party - March

To me it kinda looks like there’s a little tv in there. Didn’t do that intentionally…

I’m pretty pleased with them.  Especially individually.  Together I wonder if they “go” but I hope that they will mix in with all of the other blocks just fine!

Block Party - March

Hope that you all have great weekends!

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  • des

    March 13, 2009 at 9:24 am | Reply

    whoa. you are clever!!

  • kbonikowsky

    March 13, 2009 at 9:32 am | Reply

    I love the rounded square. Its a unique idea!

  • Amber

    March 13, 2009 at 9:35 am | Reply

    Wow Alissa – those are fantastic! I love them both – but the bottom one is my favorite. Great job! I’m sure she’ll love them.

  • kerri

    March 13, 2009 at 9:38 am | Reply

    those are great!! love what you came up with, you are definately so creative!!

  • Carrie

    March 13, 2009 at 9:58 am | Reply

    Both very creative interpretations. Good work!

  • beki

    March 13, 2009 at 10:47 am | Reply

    those are great!

  • Mal*

    March 13, 2009 at 10:57 am | Reply

    Eep! I love this! And I particularly love seeing some of your process — the equation at the beginning is genuius, then the description of how you were mindfully trying to combine all three of your ideas into one. I love it.

  • Wendy

    March 13, 2009 at 11:29 am | Reply

    I like the TV one, very complex.

  • Christine

    March 13, 2009 at 11:41 am | Reply

    Ah, I should never read the other comments first, because now I feel unoriginal, but wow, they’re awesome. I’m especially impressed by how different they look just by moving an outside fabric to the inside and a prominent fabric to a smaller piece. Very creative!

  • Bekhy

    March 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Reply

    Very cool blocks. That first equation was such a great way to inspire in a really open-ended way and I really liked your interpretations.

  • amandajean

    March 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Reply

    nice job!

  • jacquie

    March 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Reply

    you did a great job…you should see my studio…templates are strewn all over the place…i’m still working on it. i was hoping to finish before i left for chicago, but i’m not sure i will.

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    March 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Reply

    very cool! those challenges are the best – forcing you out of the box!

  • Alison Marie

    March 14, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Reply

    oh my gosh, that bottom block in the equation is from one of my favorite quilts on flickr! What a great set of instructions. I love that you got an old-fashioned tv screen out of that.

  • Janis

    March 15, 2009 at 4:12 am | Reply

    I didn’t see the tv until you said so but that just makes it cuter! Love both of the blocks. Great job!

  • anina

    March 15, 2009 at 10:12 am | Reply

    Fun! And that’s my block there in the center!

  • Kristen

    March 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Reply

    I love them Alissa!!!

  • Rachel

    March 16, 2009 at 6:31 am | Reply

    I think they “go” beautifully!

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  • Rebekah

    March 16, 2009 at 7:08 am | Reply

    I love your take on these blocks! You totally nailed it

  • katie Pedersen

    March 20, 2009 at 5:34 am | Reply

    Love/Hate relationship with people who challenge my brain. What a creative way to call out for her blocks.

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