Monday, July 7, 2014

College Blog Hop

Hi and Welcome to Day 6 of the College Days Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful Soma of Whims and Fancies!   I was so excited when Soma asked me to be part of her upcoming blog hop.  I said yes before I even knew what the hop's theme.

For college, I went to Carnegie Mellow University over in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Chemical Engineering.  When I heard the theme of the hop I immediately thought of the late nights studying and all of the 101, 201, etc classes we all took.

There are some paper piecing super stars in this hop and I have been in awe of their designs. Being a new paper piece designer, I designed a very beginner friendly College 101 block.  There are two versions of the block:

Version 1 - Block with paper pieced 101 and embroidered "College"

Version 2 - Block with paper pieced 101 (for those that do not wish to add the embroidery.

The block (both versions are included in the pattern) can be downloaded for free on Craftsy right here.

For my version, I used Kona White as the background, some shot cotton (sorry I don't remember the color) for the letters, and some gray thread for the embroidery.

This 10" (finished) block can be used as one block in your college hop quilt or separately as a pillow, book cover, mini quilt, wall hanging, or tote bag.

Please head over to Whims and Fancies to check out the rest of the patterns!


  1. Sweet design. I'm new to paper piecing (thanks to Mdm. Samm and to Soma for this new love), and hope to someday design my own. It seems so complicated...congrats to you on branching out, I hope to follow in your steps :0) Thanks for the lovely pattern!

  2. You did a great job with your very first pp pattern, Cheryl!! I really love it! Thank you so much for making the block for the blog hop and for the giveaway :)


  3. That is such a cute idea. Nice work too!

  4. I love the clean look of the block. I see other possibilities for the block - you could use another level of courses for grad school. You could use the year you graduated. I saw the block and loved the touch of embroidery. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  5. I am glad for both versions. I could make a quilt by adding all my 101 classes as embroidery on each block.

  6. Good job on making your own design!

  7. This is a great block and I love the combination of piecing and embroidery :)

  8. I love paper piecing, just starting to dabble in it myself, love your mix of embroidery and paper piecing together. Thanks for stopping by the hop!


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