Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Three Dudes' Blocks

Stack of blocks ready to sew into larger blocks
for another Quilt of Valor
At the end of Mondays post, I said that scrap-busting was happening in my sewing room. It seems like all I do anymore is create more scraps, so I simply must get the scraps under control before cutting into any new fabric. Some of my scraps are 2.5 inch strips that were cut from excess backing fabric of previous Quilts of Valor and others small bits remaining from other blocks.

I love the video tutorials of the Missouri Star Quilt Company (MSQC), and if you've never watched any of them, you really should. Most of the projects are new-quilter friendly.

This particular block came from the Three Dudes Quilt Shop in Arizona. MSQC created a video on how to make the block, believe me it is easy and uses a LOT of scraps.

(For non-quilters, a Jelly Roll, is a roll of 2.5 inch strips from one fabric line.) For my blocks, I simply used 2.5 inch strips.

I hope to show you some progress on these blocks and this Quilt of Valor by next week.


  1. I had no idea it was constructed that way. I thought you had to cut each little piece. That looks easy and the results are great!

  2. I love the MSQC videos! some day I'm going to start making her quilts! :)

  3. I also love the MSQC videos. And I just saw this Three Dudes block demo'd by a quilting friend who went to a mini retreat where they worked on these blocks. Very clever how they work out. I haven't tried them yet, but plan to soon.

  4. Can't wait to see this one all finished:)

  5. I like the blocks, good job.

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  6. I love looking at your quilt blocks and the reasoning for them. 30 plus years I took a quilting class and absolutely adored it. However though I somehow stuck with crocheting because its more portable (and less expensive). You always have such great posts!

  7. Another interesting pattern. I love how you're making use of all the scraps!

  8. Impressive... both the pattern and your work. I bet the Knight could do free-form quilting; he visualizes far better than I do.

  9. It' same lovely block. I finished a quilt from blue strips a while ago. Be on alert all sides are on the bias if I remember correctly. Good for you getting more QOV quilts done. I need to do something that takes 2" strips as I have way toooooo many of them!

  10. It all looks so random, but in the end, always makes a beautiful pattern. I love the fabric with the stars.


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