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Canning Day Quilt

One Quilt Block – Two Ways

A month or so ago, my mom and I talked about a block for a quilt she was interested in making and possibly teaching at a retreat.

We looked around for a pattern, but couldn’t find one.  We drafted out the block and over the phone and talked about all the many possibilities for the sashing and such.

I loved the look of the block so much, I decided to make the quilt along with my mom and to create a pattern if the quilt turned out.

At Sunday dinner, I got to see the progress of her quilt and take a block home so I could copy her pressing directions.  My mom hand quilts almost all her quilts, so she always pays special attention to pressing.

On Sunday night, we watched the Olympics and I made three blocks.  Monday I turned on the Olympics and made some more.

Yesterday my mom and I got together to quilt.  She brought her quilt in progress.

She is making her quilt in beautiful brown and black crosses.  The rest is mostly in Civil War scraps.  I just love texture and rich colors of her version.

I decided to go mostly 1930′s for my quilt.  I picked up a green Moda solid for my “snowballs” that may or may not be 30′s, but I still like it.  My crosses are all scraps of yellow and the connecting “x” are all shades of blues to blue green from scraps.

Side by side, it’s hard to believe the quilts are the same pattern. I love them both and can’t wait to see the finished quilts.

****Update:  The Canning Day pattern is now available.  Click here to purchase or to find out more.

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11 Responses to “One Quilt Block – Two Ways”

  • I love both of them. A great design! She should definitely do a pattern. They’re so cute…

  • These are ADORABLE—love how you worked out the sashings for another ‘block’ :)

  • Mary Ellen:

    Super idea. What a difference the placement of the lights and darks makes!

  • Tracy:

    They are so beautiful. I do not quilt but I am looking forward to learning after my kids get bigger. I would love to learn how to do this one.

  • maureen:

    They are both so different but so beautiful!! We love all your quilts, Amy…but I am amazed at how much I love the way the Civil War prints look on your mom’s quilt. So lovely. Wouldn’t it be cool if you and your mom did a post together about hand quilting? (Maybe on this quilt so we can see it again) :) Thanks for all your hard work and sharing; your blog is a joy to read!

  • maureen:

    Sorry Calli—super early here and I was enjoying my two favorite blogs and apparently had senior moment!

    • Calli:

      Maureen, you can call me Amy anytime! Especially if it’s Amy Smart you were mixing me up with, she’s a dear friend. I have those early morning moments more often than I care to admit!

  • Edie Morgan:

    Love to quilts! Excited to see them! I want a pattern :) I have enough scraps to do it for sure. See you soon.

  • Charlene:

    Love the quilts. I would like the pattern to use up some of my scraps!

  • Lisa:

    Would love the pattern for this quilt. I have lots of my grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s shirts and this would be a perfect place to use them! And lots of other scraps!

  • Calli – this is fantastic! I love your fabric choices in your snowball quilt and I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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