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Sep 8, 2016

Sweet as Pumpkin Pie...

Sep 8, 2016
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Is it me?  Or is Autumn right around the corner?  And, boy, do I love that season.  The turn in weather, the smell in the air, and all the good eats that go along with it.  I couldn't help myself from making this Pumpkin Pie quilt block.  It tugs at my Fall-lovin' heartstrings, straight down to the chosen color palette.
Pumpkin Pie is just one of the tasty quilt blocks you'll find in my friend Amy Gibson's new book, The Quilt Block Cookbook.  It's a visual treat - packed with interesting recipes to cook up new quilt blocks, using Amy's unique approach.  Look here at the Ingredients....
Amy cooks up a bunch of unique blocks based on quilt block basics.  It's a really cool approach to make blocks and a great way to try something new.  The above page shows you how she combines basic ingredients to come up with new blocks.
And you know me and samplers.  We're peas in a pod.  Amy has several non-grid layouts for her samplers.... some use lots of blocks, some just a few.  Here's my fav sampler layout from her book.  It's called Bounce.
I chose to make this Pumpkin Pie block, not only because I love Fall, pumpkins, and apples.  This block echoes my all-time favorite, the Sister's Choice block.  It changes up the coloring of the pieces and adds those unique triangle units in the light peach color.  It's a fresh and fun take on my absolute fav.

After I realized I needed to get cooking on a baby quilt, I made a few others from the book.  Fun and colorful.
Starboard

Morning Paper

Pop Weed

Yummy blocks!

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7 comments:

  1. Love these blocks. Uh oh - maybe another book purchase in the works...another quilt along anyone?

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  2. Love making blocks too! Great choices.

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  3. I have not seen this book yet so thanks for the recommendation. And your blocks are gorgeous!

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  4. Great colors, AnneMarie! I love how crisp and clean everything you do is. Such temptation :)

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  5. SUCH NEAT BLOCKS! THANKS FOR SHARING IN THE BOOK TOUR!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  6. You have an amazing eye for color!! Love these blocks! Amy was my first quilt teacher (Craftsy BOM 2012), and I am happy to be able to give her more of my money as a thank you!

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