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Thursday, April 12, 2018

30 Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop

When sweet Carla calls...
you just have to say YES!
And a "yes" it was, from me.
I hope your loving 30 Quilt Blocks, in 30 Days, as much as I am.

They say...
for every action, there is a reaction!
I'm here to tell you it's true, and I'm sharing my 
"Reaction" block today.
This is my sample block. It finishes at 10 1/2" square.
Just 4- 3"x 5.5" blocks of 2 contrasting fabrics.
Carla walks you thru just how to piece these together 
I used an "Island Batik" Stack (10" squares) for my quilt.
These "Blushing Blooms" were just waiting for the perfect project!
Pairing up contrasting fabrics, I was able to get everything cut from 1 package of these 10" squares, with a little extra to spare. The biggest extra in the top right corner was perfect for sashing blocks.
The fabric at the top left and bottom right were discarded.
Well, not really...they went into my scrap bag. I find uses for every thread
of these fabulous batiks!  LOL!
Add a little sashing...and this is what you have.
Oh how I "LOVE" those colors!
Each and every block in different fabrics.
It's a perfect way to use "layer cake"/"stacks".
This unique pattern got me to thinking.
What about those novelty prints???
Well, our Broncos didn't do very well this year...
(in fact they stunk it up, big time)
 but I had just enough scrap fabric for a block.
Then turned that, into a fun little zipper bag.
You can find a tutorial on just how to do that 
Hope you've had a little "Reaction" yourself, and want to play with this fun block.
Thanks Carla, for inviting me to play along!
Check out what other fun you can have with 30 Blocks in 30 Days!
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 11
April 12
April 13 
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April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18
April 19
April 20
April 21
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 25
April 26
April 27
April 28
April 29
April 30

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. I love the colors in the quilt. Beautiful!

  2. That quilt top is so colorful, bright, and happy looking. Cute little zippered pouch.

  3. Great blocks to make with your batiks. How great they all look together.
    And i love the one with the novelty prints, too. Great idea!

  4. What a rainbow of colours. Just love this quilt

  5. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the fabrics and the sashing is a great addition.

  6. You did a wonderful job with both the quilt and the pouch. Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. I LOVE the reaction block with the 10 squares of batiks!! I really like that block anyway--now I am inspired to put that on my "to do" list with one of my packs of 10 squares. The zipper bag is really cool too. (Our local high school is also Broncos with the same colors... another idea for me.) Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great colors and the block turned out gorgeous in the batiks.

  9. Love the dual ideas for this quilt block. Very pretty!!

  10. Ok, your little zipper pouch :) Looks like a fun project for the next rainy day!!! :) :) :)

  11. OMG, this is gorgeous, Joan. Love the Reaction block in batiks!! Thank you, so much, for playing along in the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop. You always have such fun posts! Well, that is until I saw your novelty print. I'm afraid you should have used Red and Gold (Kansas City Chiefs) - that would have sent this post to the top! lol (sorry, I had to say something) Thank you, so much my friend.

  12. Love your quilt and colors, Joan. The sashing really kicks it up a notch!! Thanks your zipper pouch idea! I have some sweet Alabama fabric that is just calling out to be made into a zipper pouch!!

  13. Beautiful batik quilt and team spirit pouch! Wonderful use of Carla's block pattern. Thanks for sharing, Joan ... :) Pat

  14. Those are beautiful fabrics for that block. I love the idea of the Broncos one too.

  15. Just beautiful! You can never go wrong with batiks.

  16. This came out terrific! Love the blocks in batiks - well done!

  17. It’s hard to believe that such a simple block can be made into an amazing quilt. Love the batiks ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Your quilt so gorgeous in those batiks! It's amazing how pretty that easy block of Carla's looks in your quilt. Great idea for a bag! Yes, I answer the call when that sweet Carla summons me, too!

  19. Your Batik version is lovely and the Bronco bag is perfect for a Bronco fan.

  20. Love the quilt and the colors. What is the final dimensions of the quilt?

  21. This is one of my favorite blocks. Love it in the batiks

  22. What a bright and colorful quilt!

  23. Love the batik colors in your very pretty quilt.

  24. Those colors are gorgeous! They made a simple block spectacular.

  25. WOW!!! Love your batik quilt - dramatic color choices definitely creates a reaction - a good one.

  26. This is so great!!!! Love this quilt.

  27. Beautiful quilt - what a great way to use 10 inch squares! And the bag is fun, too.

  28. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors you used. Thanks!

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  29. What a super quilt! Love the batiks. Neat design!

  30. The batiks really work well with this pattern. Lovin the pouch.

  31. Great quilt and fun purse! Does it have a long handle?

  32. I just love that quilt. So colorful, you have to smile when you see it. And that is a cute little zipper pouch. I am sure it will be used a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Your quilt turned out just perfect! Don't you just love batiks - can't go wrong! Thank you for sharing, Susan


Thanks for stopping by today. Your comments really do make me day!