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Quilt Block Mania: January 2021

Do you remember your first love? That moment when you first thought I love them? That moment in time when your feelings went from being a good friend to romantic?

I do, like it was yesterday.

Okay... enough nostalgia and onto this block. Maybe I'm just partial but I think it is pretty cute. My first attempt was terribly wrong with Sue & Sam sizes. I had to start over. Sue was much easier (and looks a whole lot better) the second time around! Not only did I make her taller, I changed the apron fabric to match Sam's shirt.

When working with small pieces, it is best to audition fabrics before assembling. With Sue, her apron and bonnet almost became one when using just solid pink.

Tomorrow I will share how to make Sue's flower. Be sure to stop back by!

This months colors are a lot of pinks & a light blue. Our host, Carolina, finds lovely color schemes from the website "Design Seeds."

The only color that was significantly different was my blue. I just couldn't find a good scrap!

If you would like to follow all of my sunbonnet blocks in September 2021, I will share a quilt layout in October. Along the way I will give a few tips, including how to Quilt As You Go. If you would like to know more about Quilt Block Mania, click here for my introductory blog.

To download the previous sunbonnet blocks, click here.

Take a look at the other Quilt Block Mania blocks! They are just so cute!!

Chain of Hearts by Carolina Moore

Heart Postage Stamp by Slice of Pi Quilts

Special Delivery by Appliques Quilts and More

Intertwined by Devoted Quilter

Interlocking Heart Halves by Blockofthemodotcom

Romantic Patchwork Heart by Love to Color My World

Love Notes by Blue Heron Quilting

Woven Together at Patti's Patchwork

LOVE ARROWS by Cotton Street Commons

Refracted Heart at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Puppy Love

Be Mine by Perkins Dry Goods

Love is family at Puppy Girl Designs

Love Owl-Ways by Studio R Quilts

Lacy Hearts by Quilt Fabrication

Piece of My Heart by Orange Blossom QDS, LLC

Quilting by Candlelight by Snowy Days Quilting

Sunset Walk Block by Sara Flynn

Mini Log Cabin Heart by Katie Mae Quilts

Flowers and Candy by Phoebe Moon Designs

On Point Heart by Oh Kaye Quilting

Love My Gnome

Love Conquers All

Blue Bear Hug by Blue Bear Quilts

Love Me Knot by Pretty Piney Quilts

Pieceful Heart by Off the Wall Quilt

Rose Buds by Rona the Ribbiter

House of love

Love postcard by Capaquilts

If you haven't heard Thursday, January 7th starts the "Hope for Tomorrow" quilt along!

What a bright and cherry way to start out 2021. You can purchase the pattern here.

The fabric is from Christa Watson's collection "Good Vibes." You can purchase the fabric at her online shop For your convivence, here is the list of fabrics needed:

I HOPE you'll join in with us! I can't wait to get started... just a few short days away!

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