January 20, 2016

Sugar Block Club - January

I've said before that I love Amy's Gibson's blog, StitcheryDickoryDock. I joined in with her Sugar Block Club BOM back in 2013 and made all the blocks, but I didn't get any farther with the quilt after the year ended. So, when she started up the SBC again this year, I decided I'd make this year's blocks, add them to the blocks from 2013, and make myself one big quilt. To begin with, I pulled out the old blocks and laid them out.
While I love the blue and beige/cream blocks, the collection seemed to be lacking something. They just seemed a little bland. So, I started digging around in my trunk of fabric to see what I have that might add a pop of colour. I found a bunch of nice, bright pinks so I scattered those over the blocks and I really liked how they looked. This is why I love having a stash of fabric ready and waiting!

With my new colour scheme in place (blue and beige/cream with pops of pink), I made the January block - an updated Churn Dash.

What a fun version of a classic block! 

Here are all my blocks together. That pink adds exactly the pop I wanted! I'm excited to see what blocks are added over the rest of the year.

Linking up with WIP Wedsnesday.

9 comments:

  1. I love this new sugar block and the addition of that colour pop is perfect!

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  2. This going to look fantastic!

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  3. The addition of red is perfect. All the blocks will be beautiful together. Aren't you glad you waited?

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  4. Oh, the addition of red/pink is going to be great. I also think it is wise to combine your two groupings of blocks for once nice quilt. :)

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  5. The pink will be great to move your eye around the quilt. I love the updated churn dash with the snowball in the middle.

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  6. I like that updated Churn Dash. And wow...that pop of pink makes a huge difference.

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  7. Love the block and that added color is amazing.

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  8. I combined the first two sugar block clubs (2013 and 2014) and made one big quilt top. I added one extra block so it would be 5X5. When she started this years club I realized it had been a whole year and I hadn't quilted it yet! Working on it this week!

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  9. Wow! The pop of pink adds a lot. Great choice.

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