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Combining Blocks For New Designs

I may have ADHD but I get bored making the same block over and over again.  That is why I find combining blocks in my quilts so appealing.  Not only does it save me from boredom.  It enables me to create alternate patterns and sampler quilts.

I recently held a challenge in my Sew Along Adventure encouraging members to combine blocks.  In the membership there are over 150 different block patterns with both video and PDF instructions.  So my Scrappy Adventures had many blocks to choose from.

I shared this simple example I made for my grandson.  It combined a simple rail fence block, found in Summer in the City, and a sailboat from Smooth Sailing.  The rail fence blocks made waves for the sailboat to sail on. Sometimes simple is best.

Another two block combo is Rhythm and Blues.  By combining a chain block and a majestic mountain block.  I love the movement this combo achieved.

Modern Gems puts a snowball block and plus block on point to create a circling effect.  While A Bushel and A Peck’s X and O blocks give a different framing feel.

In addition to combining two blocks multiple blocks can be combined to create medallion and sampler quilts.

Now let’s see what our Scrappy Adventures came up with.




Didn’t they do a beautiful job.  They were to use two or more of the over 150 block patterns available in Aunt Em’s Sew Along Adventure.  Beth was our viewers choice winner.  She won a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter shop


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