30 Blocks In 30 Days – Day 7



to DAY 7 of the

Quilt A Long and Blog Hop!

hosted by Carla from Creatin’ In the Sticks

A super easy block she calls ‘Stripper’ was offered and I decided that we could take it on.

Only two problems . .

1 – We/I have never pieced a block before or made a quilt project . . . and

2 – Our schedule is completely FULL as always with designing fabric, and another She Who Sews LANG calendar!!

So, I apologize ahead for not having a completed traditional project using this great block.

You can see Carla’s tutorial for #7 on her blog.

OK here goes.

This is our/my, first pieced quilt block ever. It’s true.

Actually we made two, just in case. Jackie cut and I stamped, inked and stitched.

Our minimal one block project will commemorate the event as a quilted wall piece to be framed and hung in the Joy Studio!

A reminder that it’s never too late to learn how to piece or quilt!!

Since we are waiting for our new fabric, “Paperdoll”

we used our partner Riley Blake Designs, Confetti Cottons in black and white and Aurifil thread for piecing.



I know it’s not much and I would love a quilt made using this block with each one turned and well, you never know. Maybe we/I keep piecing, right?

We had a lot of fun trying this and enjoyed the encouragement to participate.

Let us know how we did.

Carla was greatly instrumental in the only other blog hop I have ever participated in, the

2013 She Who Sews Sewing Room Hop!

THANK YOU again Carla!

BTW – Ask your favorite quilt shop to check out our new collection PAPERDOLL with Riley Blake at the

Spring, International Quilt Market in Portland May 18-20.

Delivers in August!











45 thoughts on “30 Blocks In 30 Days – Day 7

  1. What fun to see how you did it your way. =) Your block is great. I enjoyed seeing it.

  2. Way to go! Your blocks look very sharp and modern. Excellent piecing. That’s the key to quilting, mastering the basics. And I was at a quilt show today and saw a quilt from the early 1900’s featuring a black and white quilt with touches of red that looked extremely “modern”, so your block book-ends something I’ve been thinking about all day, how everything comes around, or there is room for everyone in every era.

  3. I love the blocks you made–the stamping is really neat–I’m jealous. Putting the block on the wall of your studio is perfectly acceptable and a great way to show off your very first pieced block. I participated in that sewing room blog hop way back when (can it have been that long ago???), and enjoyed it immensely. Looking forward to your new line of fabric–and keep at piecing whenever you have a spare minute or two!

  4. You did great with this and I love the idea of stamping the fabric like that…it looks awesome! I did the same 2013 hop with Carla and still have the bag I made for it using our designs.

  5. Oh, Janet, I love it. WOW, you made this quilt block sing. I had no idea you hadn’t pieced before, but you show it is never too late… Thank you for joining in on my 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days. Your post is fantastic and super to inspire everyone to try something new. I love your sneak peek of your new line with Riley Blake. I can’t wait to play with your new fabric line. THANK YOU!!!

  6. Just lovely! The stamped letters add so much interest, what a great idea. Appropriate to commemorate your first pieced project.

  7. You did great on your creative commemorative block and looking forward to the Paper Doll fabric.

  8. I love your block, but I’m not real sure how you did the wording. Was it one word or did you piece it? It looks like one word in the picture.

  9. this would be great for a quilt label. may i use your design for my labels?

  10. You did well on your first pieced block! I love the idea of using the stamps on the block! Thanks for sharing!

  11. great block/project, but I’m more blown away that you’re the handmaids designer!! such cool designs!! would you ever want to sponsor something for a giveaway on my site or co-host a blog hop with your designs??

  12. I think you came up with a clever way to present the block. Reminds me to expand my comfort zone and get out my inks and stamp pads or make a few new ones.

  13. Wow!!! Be proud of your results, you make ‘beginning’ look like a cake walk! Sooo….has the Quilting bug bit you now?

  14. 🙂 Just what I need for scrappy border blocks! 🙂 Words and quilting go great together! 🙂

  15. All it takes is one block and be on your way to a quilting addiction. I love two color quilts.

  16. Oh, my goodness! You are the reason I started quilting! I found a piece of the Animal Zoo in the scrap bin at MLQS and fell in love at first sight. A very dear friend encouraged me and using your fabric I pieced my first quilt for my now 13 year old grand daughter.
    I never would have guessed you were not a quilter, now I know.
    I think you did a great job, especially for a first time and amidst all your other passions!
    Thank you for being my inspiration!
    Juli Macht, hiding out in S. Lake Tahoe, sewing like a mad woman!

  17. Awesome project. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  18. Hi, Janet! I am excited to see your first pieced block, it’s fabulous with all the inking. I also enjoyed making a series of fabulous projects I call “Snippets” for the sewing room inspired by participating in the She Who Sews blog hop! bit.ly/2IGstWz Welcime to the Riley Blake Designs family, and I hope to meet you at Quilt Market!

  19. What a great block. No apologies needed for anything. It’ll look great on the studio wall! Thanks for sharing.

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