Thursday, September 3, 2015

FABRI-QUILT New Block Blog Hop 2015 Day 4



Today is Day 4 of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop 2015.  Fabri-Quilt sponsored this blog hop and provided each participant with six lovely fat eighths of what our hosts named "Watermelon Summer Palette" from the Prairie Cloth Solids line.

Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog HopWatermelon Summer Color Palette






In addition to getting 60 new block ideas, you can also enter to win a 1/2 yard bundle of your own! Visit each day's host and the Inspired by Fabric blog for details.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter
Terri Ann @ Childlike Fascination

Please also visit the other bloggers today to see what great blocks they have:

When I received the beautiful Fabric-Quilt fabric in gorgeous summer colors, I had a lot of ideas, the first being, what made me think I could create a block?  Many ideas centered around Smith Mountain Lake (SML) or the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Peaks of Otter I see from our front yard. After several sketches and mock up blocks, I settled on a sailboat. (Have I mentioned I haven't done this before?)

Unfortunately, I cannot get my printed instructions to copy correctly to my blog.  Please click on the following link for directions with diagrams that you can print or save.

http://1drv.ms/1PMh0lb




 



What I didn't know when beginning this project was that our area would be mourning the loss of two members of a local news station, who were killed during a live newscast out at Smith Mountain Lake, while interviewing the Executive Director of the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The Director was also shot, but survived and is recovering in the hospital.  In memory of Adam and Alison, people have been wearing teal (Alison's favorite color) and Va Tech maroon (Adam's favorite) ribbons and clothing.  As I was processing my feelings, I created another sailboat block in memory of them using the WDBJ 7's Facebook emblem in use since their deaths.

In memory of Adam Ward and Alison Parker 








22 comments:

  1. What a fun and fantastic block to represent the summer. I am so sorry for the tragedy in your local area.

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  2. Jinger, I didn't realize you lived in the area of this tragedy. So sad. What I nice idea to commemorate their memory with a block. Your sailboat block is awesome. You did a great job!

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  3. A great block design! It would look great in a row by row. Sorry for the tragedy in your local area.

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  4. Your sailboat would be so wonderful for baby boy quilt!

    That shooting is such a terrible tragedy. Your memorial block is beautiful.

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  5. Your block tribute is fitting, so sad. Thank you.

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  6. Your block is a wonderful tribute. I'm so sorry for what your community has had to endure. I hope through lots of love everyone will be able to heal. Congrats on a great job!

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  7. Beautiful block and such a wonderful tribute!

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  8. Your sailboat block is so cute. Moments like the shooting that occurred are difficult for the whole community, even those not directly impacted. Your block is a wonderful tribute to those lost.

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  9. Wonderful block. Your tribute is heart touching.

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  10. I saw that news story on the national news. So shocking and senseless. Such a nice tribute to them and a really great block.

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  11. Jinger, you just catch my heart :) I love your blocks. The sailboat is just so simple and perfect, and your memorial block is such a lovely testament. XX!

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  12. What a great block. Great sailboat. Sorry to hear about the tragedy.

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  13. I love your sailboat blocks! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is such a fun block. It is great for a child's quilt. The memorial block is a touching memorial.

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  15. I really like this block - thank you and God Bless. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. Jinger, I really like the quilt block that you created. I have done a couple of sailboat blocks before and will give yours a try also. They are a fun block and can be a whole quilt, a sampler quilt or even just make a potholder or table topper with. So thank you for sharing your creative talents and a great tutorial. I hope that your memory block helps in the healing process.

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  17. Great sailboat block , I am so sorry for the tragedy in your area , so sad when two lives are lost in such a horrible way .

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  18. With Christofer Cross singing, "I'm sailing away..." in the background, I had a fine time reading your tutorial. Sweet little block, and definitely a summer sign when we drive by the lakes here. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi Jinger: I've been away so late to the party of blog hopping. Your block is a lovely sailboat block. It's very fresh in these colours isn't it? You hear about this tragedies that happen far from home and it touches you but when you read about it from the perspective of someone closer to the tragedy it touches you even more.

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