New Quilt Block Submissions!

I have a couple of creative ladies who have submitted their quilt blocks via email, and I wanted to show them off to you all!

Rachel V. sent me a photo of this really clever block: The Morse Code Block.  It reads: I LOVE TO SEW.

She used Steam N Seam to applique the colored “letters” on, and then topstitched the block in horizontal lines.

She also wanted to show what a quilted Morse Code message looks like – check out this pillow she made.  It reads: MODERN QUILT GUILD.  It looks so cool!

Karen from New Mexico also submitted this paper-pieced block called “Caned Seat”.  The pattern is from the Quilters Cache by Marcia Hohn.

I can speak with authority that it is quality workmanship – because this beauty arrived in my mailbox on my birthday!  Karen is in the process of making a quilt in blues from this pattern, but she generously donated her block to my community quilt project.  THANKS, KAREN!

Now, it doesn’t earn participants any bonus points in the contest to donate their blocks, but if anyone is wondering what to do with their block when this challenge is over, I will gratefully collect any unused squares.  All these gorgeous creations deserve to be part of a quilt, after all.  So if you want to participate, but you don’t have plans to pursue a whole quilt from your submission, my next quilt project will be a community quilt.  It will be a combination of many types of squares – each one something that reminds me of all the fantastic friends I have made here at Happy Hour Projects.

Most of the blocks are designs I’m making after having been inspired by all of you!  But if you want to contribute your own square, I’d love to incorporate it!  If that’s something you’d like to do, either leave a comment below, or email me at and I will give you an address to mail it to.

There’s still just over a week left to get your blocks finished for the challenge – it closes on August 19 at midnight, EST, and you can visit the linky here to add your submission, or email me your photos!  I can’t wait to see what you’re all dreaming up!


  1. Kadie says

    Those are both such great squares!! I love the mores code one, how clever! I have never seen anything like that before.
    I have never tried paper piecing, but have heard it can be really tricky. The blue block is beautifully done!!
    I am loving all the different squares that are being linked up.
    I can't wait to see how the quilt turns out with all the different squares in it.:)

  2. Pam says

    The morse code is such a clever idea! The caned seat block is striking. It really draws the eye to it. I'm still going to make a square for the Community Quilt, but it won't be finished by 16th. Do you want these blocks to be 12″ x 12″?

  3. Maureen Hayes says

    I have always wanted to learn to quilt and I still hope to some day. I am amazed at the talent of all the ladies who have submitted blocks to you. Even though I tend toward more traditional things, I got a real kick out of the Morse code block and pillow. I think it is terribly creative and very modern! I LOVE the Caned Seat block and found it so generous that she donated her block to you. I can't wait to see what you create from all the different blocks and styles, I know it will be dynamite! Thanks for allowing me to follow along, maybe one day I will get up my courage and give it a try myself. For now I am enjoying watching what everyone is submitting!

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