The Emerald Coast is located in the Panhandle of Florida (we call it Florida's Great Northwest). The emerald waters and the sugar white sand beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world!
Looking at this water was a definite influence in the creation of my block! So let's continue the tour!
My studio (otherwise known as the C.A.T. House because that's where my kitties lived before they got their own condo) is still the C.A.T. House (Creative Arts & Textiles) and this is where I design, cut, stitch, piece and quilt. So please join me there!
I had some lovely Hoffman Bali Handprints (1895 Fabric Collection) and they were just begging to be used. I am sure you have had the same experience with certain fabrics. Well anyway, the light blue fabric had movement and reminded me of the gulf waters meeting the sky.
I started playing around with the colors and different design ideas and decided upon half square triangles or HSTs as they are also called. HSTs can be used in so many fun ways for some really unique designs!
Continuing to group and regroup the different fabrics, I finally came up with the block combination and here it is:
I call it "Wind Surfing" as it reminds me of all the sails on the water which are seen often in my part of the world! No, I don't wind surf. I prefer a boat that stays on the water or a scuba tank. This block is #367 and is located on page 51 in The Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4! But that is not all.
There is also a picture of a completed quilt in the Design Gallery of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4 and it is Quilt #21 on page 92. I did the cutting, the piecing and the stitching of the quilt top. It was machine quilted by June Bauman of June Bug Quilting.
The tour is almost over and I hope you have enjoyed it, but don't rush away just yet! Please leave me a comment and your name will be automatically entered in a random drawing for a chance to win an issue of the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Volume 4 magazine - I will be giving away 2 copies! But wait, there is more!
You will also have a chance to win one of my quilt patterns. As this is Florida, 2 of the lucky tour group members will receive my "Horse of a Different Color" pattern which was seen on QNNtv.com in August!
So please let me hear from you and when you comment don't forget to follow me! You can tell by my company name that I am an animal lover. Infact Purrfect Spots got started all because of a stray cat!
I will be telling that story soon so Ya'll come back!
I hope you have enjoyed your tour and thank you for visiting. Be sure to check out the other blocks on the tour. You can click on the Purple Button in the left corner of my blog to continue your tour!
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