Posts tagged ‘Block rockin’

August 9th, 2013

Block Rock’n Week 11 – Global Concepts

by Julie Hirt

Every other Friday I’ve been posting a free “Block Rock’n” paper piecing template.   The blocks are named after bands, singers or maybe even a song title. This week brings you Global Concepts:

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I had a tough time naming this block.  Mainly because I have dozens of musicians I’d like to tribute a block with only a few blocks left to name.

Every time I hear this song I crank up the volume full blast. It makes me want to… well, like the lyrics say, f*cking dance.

Symmetry exists only in our mind
Our brain is seeing squares

 

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Robert Delong is a young genius. He writes, sings and creates all the music.

Listen to the video and look at this.   It’s just a good fit for this block.

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A bit of Photoshop play let me see what a full quilt would look like.

Global concepts aren’t common the world round
But we share a mortal frame

I love the little stars that form between the blocks. If you used a different color on the outside it will something like this:

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You  can see a star in the center of each block as well a different color star that forms between the blocks.

Download Block Rock’n Week 11 – Global Concept.PDF

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I would love to see your block if you make one.  Feel free to:

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July 26th, 2013

Block Rock’n Week 10 – Mercury

by Julie Hirt

This weeks free paper piecing pattern is the Mercury.  As in Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest frontmen of all time.

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Like a couple of the previous blocks this one will look different depending on where you decide to add color.

There are inset triangles that I didn’t use, but you certainly could (second color play).

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Queen is one of my favorite bands and has been ever since Wayne & Garth introduced me to Bohemian Rhapsody.  Of course, I had heard Queen songs way before then but that’s when I fell in love.

If I’m near a jukebox and they have this song, you can bet I’ll be playing it.

 

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Best Friend is the closest thing Paul and I have to “our song”.   ❤

 

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My husband has a tattoo that includes a line of music notes. The notes are from a verse in “I Want to Break Free”.

 

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Okay, okay, I’ll stop! Rather than completely bombard you with a hundred Queen songs, just go play some!

 

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Download Block Rockn Week 10 – Mercury.pdf

If you make this block I’d love to see it:

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July 12th, 2013

Block Rock’n Week 9 – Penny Lane

by Julie Hirt

Ready for a music heavy post today?   Block Rock’n Week 9 brings you Penny Lane.

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(don’t look too closely at that center point.  My two halves weren’t perfectly aligned… argh.)

You know, I couldn’t have a Block Rock’n series without a nod to the Beatles.   Although I should have named it “Imagine”, as in imagine all the possibilities.

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When I was playing around with color I realized the little piecing triangles could make this a completely different design.

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Or just focus on the large points.

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Back to the Beatles… When I was younger I used to think they were overrated and wouldn’t even listen to them out of pure stubbornness.  Thanks to my husband all that changed.

 

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Our little chihuahua rescue is named Penny Lane.  All three of our dogs are actually named after music:
Mr Bojangles (really the SNL skit dog show, but it’s a song too)
Penny Lane
Huey Lewis – little Huey is deaf (rescue) so he can’t rock out to music with us

 

 

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Soo many great tunes.  What are some of your favorites?

I could post these Beatles songs all day, but I’ll stop here.  This is definitely one of my most loved.

 

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Download Block Rock’n Week 09 – Penny Lane.pdf

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Thanks for stopping by!

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July 12th, 2013

Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop & Giveaway

by Julie Hirt

EDITED:  – Apparently I can’t follow directions very well.  I posted this way too early so I took it down and re-posted today.  I always jump ahead! Now you can understand why I have problems following patterns.


 

Thanks so much to Plum & June for hosting the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop 2013.  I’ve found some truly awesome blogs through this.

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I started sewing 3 years ago this month.  I was out of commission for almost a year due to a house fire, so I’ve actually been sewing for just over two years.

First Quilt: (first sewing project, for that matter)

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I’ve always enjoyed crafts like crochet, embroidery, jewelry, paper, on and on but nothing would ‘stick’.   I lose interest pretty quickly. So I was very wary about sewing and investing in the machine and fabrics. No one in my family sews and I had no experience whatsoever.

I’m happy to say that I’m in love with quilting and don’t see that changing. Fabric is too near and dear to my heart. I learned to sew and quilt by watching TONS of YouTube videos and the blogging world. I can’t thank the interwebs enough!

I jumped into free motion quilting with my 2nd quilt:

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Since those first couple of weeks I’ve made many quilts and hope to make tons more.

Last finished quilt:

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What is six-two-seven?   My husband and I started dating on 6/27/07 and were married on 6/27/11. When I first started this blog I didn’t even own a sewing machine. I just enjoyed making things and needed a name that wasn’t specific to a particular craft. So that’s how I came up with 627handworks.

Favorite non-quilt project:  My (beloved) Weekender.  I am still surprised that I was able to make this thing.

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I also love, love, love my triple zipper pouch. If you haven’t made one, you should!  I store all my English Paper Piecing supplies in it.

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Favorite Notion: I’ve found that I cannot live without Wonder Clips.  I use these for everything!  I rarely pin anymore; the clips are great for piecing, too.

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Most recently I started hosting a weekly link party.  It’s called Thursday Threads and I would love for you to share your embroidery, crochet, quilting, sewing, anything made with thread!

I’m on the last stretch of Block Rock’n with 4 blocks to go.  It’s a free paper piecing series that I release a pattern for every other Friday.  Here are a couple of the blocks:

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I’m active on Flickr, Instagram and Pinterest,  you may also find me on Twitter, Google+ and Etsy.

 

Be sure to check out the other Blog Hop Bloggers this week!

Karen @ Karen, {Novice} Quilter
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let’s Begin Sewing…
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {no} hats in the house
Christen @ Love by Hand
Julie @ 627handworks (that’s me!)

 

Oh!  If you haven’t entered my Giveaway, entries are open through July 17th.

 

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