This block was inspired by my sons. A while back they were watching some cartoons and there were characters inside a clock. They thought it was "so cool" how the cogs spun together. (of course, maybe that had more to do with the fact that they were trying to get someone out of a cog before they got squished :) So I used that inspiration to come up with a block that created a "cool big boy" bedspread :) And here it is in a twin size bedspread layout :)
Or, if you wanted to make one for a little baby boy you just make a few less blocks :) And you can add some color into the background as well for a fun little mixup :)
And the fun thing about this block is you can really speed up the process of putting it together by strip piecing your rows together instead of doing individual blocks.
Just decide the width of the quilt and then strip piece your top rows, your middle rows, and your bottom rows to that length.
Then it is just simply sewing the rows together to recreate the block but creating 4, 5, or however many blocks at once. And who doesn't love time savers!!!
And I am super happy to get to share another little secret. Remember this little stack of strips. Well it is now transformed into a new quilt using this block in a really awesome layout. It will be published in Quiltermakers Quilts from 100 Blocks!! But it won't be out until the fall so you will have to wait a little longer to see that. (But think totally awesome, It is one of my all time faves!!)
But you don't have to wait to get get Quiltmaker;s 100 Blocks volume 5!!!! It's available now!!! And since no blog hop would be complete without giveaways, you can try your luck and see if you can win a copy!! I have 3 copies to giveaway to 3 lucky winners.
And for fun, those 3 lucky winners will each receive copies of my patterns!!! Yippee Skippee!!!
Simple . . . Just leave a comment. How about you tell me one of your favorite blocks to make :)
Easy right. The giveaway is open to everyone and will end on Sunday May 6th and winners will be announced shortly after.
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