Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Book Club QAL

I'm joining in again with Patty of Elm Street Quilts and Kristin of Simple.Handmade.Everyday for the Book Club Hand-Pieced QAL.  This year's blocks are based on main characters of favorite books - right up my alley!

I thought it would be fun to make this year's blocks in various red prints and white.  Since I had a yard of Kona Snow in my solids drawer,  that will be my white.

Our first block is Evelyn, named for the main character in Marie Bostwick's Cobbled Court Quilts series.  I haven't read any of these books yet, but I have the first one on hold at the library!

Although there are templates available for cutting the pieces for Evelyn, it was easy to rotary cut them, so that is what I did.

These pieces stitched together easily and Evelyn looks pretty good!

It was so enjoyable to work on the Evelyn block, that I went right on and made the next block, too - Jane!  We'll learn more about Jane next week.

So, we're on our way!


Deb A said...

Great blocks! Cobbled Court is a great series. Did you see that the author is reading the first book in the series? I think it was on the fb group.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like the colors you are using and you sure have gotten into hand piecing now haven't you. I used to do all my quilts that way. I still do some but not as many as I used to as I do knitting and crochet now too and I don't want to spend all my time sitting to do these things. I think I read one in that series but I'm not sure