The Terri Ann

Day 4: Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

THE FINAL DAY of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop.

Today’s host is Terri Ann , and we have more wonderful new quilt block patterns, free again, and from such extraordinary individuals:

You can also find links to all the blocks on this Pinterest page.

Just a little sad it’s over.

Now to make some of those blocks,


The Stephanie

Day 3 of Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

Today we have more amazing free 12 x 12 inch blocks from these equally amazing bloggers:

Hannah @ Modern Magnolia Studio
Cindy @ Stitchin At Home
Abby @ Hashtag Quilt
Lisa @ Sunlight in Winter Quilts
Carrie @ Chopping Block Quilts
Brianna @ The Iron and Needle
Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic 
Sarah @ Smiles Too Loudly
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
Liz @ Lizzy Clips Design
Kim @ Leland Ave Studios

Kitty @ Night Quilter

Today’s host is Stephanie.

You can also find links to each blog block on this Pinterest page:

Doubly impressed,


Subject to Change Pattern

Day 2 of Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

Today’s New Block bloggers are:

Josi @ Avacodo Quilts
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Cristy @ Love You Sew
Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts
Shelly @ The Carpenter’s Daughter Who Quilts
Jayne @ Twiggy & Opal
Sharla @ Thistle Thicket Studio 

Adrian @ Making It — Family Food Quilts Crafts
Julie @ PInk Doxies
Sarah @ 123 Quilt
Jane @ Jolly and Delilah Quilts
Carrie @ The Zen Quilter

The host for today is Cheryl.

Go check out their free 12 x 12 quilt blocks.

You can also find links to each blog block on this Pinterest page:

Sew impressed,


Subject to Change scraps

Subject to Change: Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

INTRODUCING a 12″ x 12″ block designed for the 2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop. It’s called SUBJECT TO CHANGE because you can easily move the pieces or change the fabric selection to create a subtle difference in each block.

We received SIX FAT EIGHTHS from Fabri-Quilt, called the Watermelon Summer Bundle, one of each of the following colors:

Coral, Aqua, Turquoise, Chartreuse, Lapis and White

cut one strip three inches wide

Because I was able to make FIVE (5) [12 1/2 by 12 1/2 unfinished] blocks out of the SIX FAT EIGHTHS, I gave each of the blocks a name, representing each of the hosts of the Blog Hop: Stephanie, CherylTerri Ann and Yvonne:

Subject to Change Mosiac

Once they are assembled you get a cool modern quilt. I turned each block so that the “four patches” were together in the middle:
Subject to Change Four Patch

Let’s Get Started:


You can cut the fat eighths into three strips: (2) 3″ wide by the length of each fat eighth and one (1) strip 2 1/2″ wide by the length of the fat eighth.

subject to change Cutting Instructions

Subject to Change Assembly Page One

Subject to Change Assembly Page Two

That’s it. I took some photos of the assembly of the blocks and marked them with letters. You can see how easy it is to CHANGE.

The Stephanie

The Stephanie

The Terri Ann

The Terri Ann

The Cheryl

The Cheryl

The Yvonne

The Yvonne

With the scraps I made “fabric slabs” and cut the pieces according to the Cutting Instructions to create The Wanda:

The Wanda

The Wanda

For a pdf version of the block, Subject to Change, click here.

The four-day Blog Hop features more than 60 blogs where you will find free 12 x 12 inch quilt blocks. Today we have these bloggers:

Host – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Kelly @Quilting it Out
Martha @Once a Wingnut
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Silvia @A Stranger View
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Sandra @Musings of a Menopausal Melon
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Jess @Quilty Habit
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Margo @Shadow Lane Quilts
Renee @Quilts of a Feather

There is also a giveaway each day on each hosts’ blog. Yvonne is today’s host. Inspired by Fabric blog will also be hosting a giveaway.

And, we are donating our blocks to the hosts who are going to make charity quilts for Project Linus, Meyers Center and Teen Impact.

Subject to Change,



Blogging University: stuck in a Y-seam

Blogging University 201 was much more intense than I expected, and I’m just now recovering from all that thinking and exploring. To recap:

I LEARNED I get frustrated when trying to learn new technology. I don’t have the patience to learn all the steps needed to get the result I want. I’m much more patient when learning a new quilting technique. Technology skills are essential, though, for having a well functioning blog, and if I want to create a pattern which I can share electronically, I need these skills as well. Here I am. My ideas exceed my abilities.

I also learned I’m undecided about where I want to take my blog. Oh, it was easy to set some goals and explore the ways to get more followers. BUT, here I am at the fork in the road, wondering which path to take — the proverbial Y-seam.

Time is a factor in my indecision. I have a full time job, an overtime husband and a daughter I want to spend time with.  I also sew sometimes. I’m involved with Liberated Quilters group and I’m helping to form the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild. I should get more exercise, and I feel overwhelmed by it all.

Stuck in a Y-seam,