Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quilt Uber-Fest | Block 1


Welcome to the Quilt Uber-Fest, organized by my friend Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios! I'm excited to be hosting the first block of this fun quilt-along. Want to learn more about the Quilt Uber-Fest? Check out Scott's post here.

Quilt UberFest | Block #1

Throughout the month of October, 16 different bloggers will each be posting a free quilt block pattern on their site. To unify all of the blocks, we've all come up with designs integrating elements of log cabin blocks and half-square triangles, and ours will all be made from a selection of prints from the upcoming Sleeping Beauty line by Nel Whatmore for Free Spirit Fabrics along with some Kaffe Fassett stripes and a print or two of each designer's choosing (though you can, of course, quilt along with any fabrics that you choose.)

Quilt UberFest | Block #1

I'm kicking the quilt-along off with a fairly basic, beginner-friendly block that I'm calling Taking Flight, and I've made the pattern available in PDF form. Download the full PDF.

Quilt UberFest | Block #1

I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to see what you make. And if you're quilting along with us, please be sure to add your blocks to the Quilt Uber-Fest Flickr page.

Tomorrow's block will be posted by my friend Kaye Prince over on her blog, Miss Print. See you there!

15 comments:

  1. Sounds fun. I'll try to join in if I possibly can. Love the first block already. : )

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  2. Love your color choices! Nicely done.

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  3. Love this....and thanks for the PDF, too. Makes it so easy to keep up with the patterns. :)

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  4. John ~ I am so glad to have found your blog. I have been attempting to recruit my son into the wonderful world of quilting...he is very artistic and has a great mathematical mind (great for figuring out patterns). I love your block and your choices of fabric. Thanks for sharing your pattern!!!

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  5. Love this block.I have downloaded it thanks.

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  6. Nothing like starting a day behind, but sounds like a lot of fun!

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  7. Hi neighbor! Your block is so fun!!

    I wanted to invite you over to my blog so you can link up with the other male quilters for the Men Quilt Too show! Hope to see you over there! :)

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  8. I can have a lot of fun with a bunch of these blocks!

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  9. Neat idea to combine the two blocks like you did.

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  10. Oh, I love this block, John! Look forward to playing with it, looks like some fun possibilities in layout!
    Also, a huge thank you again for your post! You helped make it happen!!!!

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  11. John,
    From one quilting dad to another- very cool pattern.
    I am new to the quilting world, and just started a blog (http://straightstitchingsinger.blogspot.com/). I'd love any comments about the new site, which is admittedly kindof a rough draft :) See you around! Patrick

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  12. Love the colors on this one! Thanks!

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  13. just realised I haven't left a comment to say thanks for the block pattern - thanks Quilt Dad - mine is cut out and just waiting to be sewn when my machine gets back !

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  14. Lovely block! First time to your blog, the name made me giggle. Directed here by the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild flickr group.

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