Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My turn On Paintbrush Studio's New Block Blog Hop

Welcome to Thistle Thicket Studio and my turn on Paintbrush Studio's New Block Blog Hop. I was so excited to participate in this blog hop again this year. Thank you to our hosts for inviting me and for organizing this blog hop. Now, without further adieu, let me introduce my block - Spinners.....
Spinner Block Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

This block was inspired by one of our hosts, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl. Yvonne was my mentor last year in the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers group and she has provided me with lots of invaluable insight into the blogging world in the last year and inspired me with her quilting. Many of the quilt blocks she designs are modern and abstract as a single block goes, but when multiple blocks are put together they create a secondary design in the quilt. Her block designs inspired me to explore that idea which led me to this Spinners block. Thank you Yvonne for your online friendship!

When you look at my block individually, I'm sure you wonder where the name Spinners came from. But when multiple blocks are combined, a wonderful design of spinners emerges! Click here for a free printable pattern of my Spinners block.
Spinners Quilt Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.

The block features fabrics from Paintbrush Studio's new Painter's Palette Solids Collection in Midnight, Daydream, White, Peach, Coral and Bordeaux. You can check out the entire collection of Painter's Palette here. This fabric has a wonderful weight and was so nice to work with!
Ocean Sunrise Palette (Painter's Palette Collection) from Fabri-Quilt on Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

If you follow Yvonne on her blog or on Instagram, you know that she likes to make mini mini quilts and exchange with online quilting friends. When I made my first two mini minis last fall, Yvonne asked if I would like to trade. I said yes, of course, but was busy spoiling my grandbabies and didn't have my sewing machine so I asked if we could do it after the first of the year. Since Yvonne is one of the hosts for this blog hop, she is the person who is collecting the completed blocks that will be made into charity quilts. So I decided to take the leftover scrap triangles created when making my block and create a mini mini for her to include in my block package. I hope you like it Yvonne!
Yvonne's Mini Mini Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

And I included a little note on the back:
Yvonne's Mini Mini Quilt Back By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

I hope you've enjoyed stopping by my blog and seeing my new Spinners block! Be sure to visit the rest of the blogs on today's portion of the hop:

Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Shelly @The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
Amy @13 Spools
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Kathryn @Up It Is Quilts
Jane @Jolly and Delilah
Josi @Avocado Quilts
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Lori @SewPsyched!

Don't forget to sign up for the Ocean Sunrise half-yard fabric bundle giveaway while at Stephanie's blog, and then stop by Paintbrush Studio's blog "Inspired By Fabric" to sign up for another half-yard bundle giveaway!

Happy Hopping!


P.S. You can see all of the blocks designed for this blog hop on the Paintbrush Studio 2016 Blocks Pinterest Board!


  1. Wow! I love it. My eyes are spinning :) I like the floating squares

  2. I love the secondary design that your block makes, Sharla - I especially like that the pinwheels / spinners are different sizes and offer so much negative space around them. Thank you so very much for the mini quilt; it is hanging in my sewing room (ack, did I send you a mini mini quilt?). Thank you so much for joining the hop.

  3. I am loving these blocks that make such unexpected repeats! Sweet mini-mini...perfect timing!

  4. I too love the secondary patterns in a block, so much potential based on fabric, color and placement. Also, thanks for creating the Pinterest board with all the blocks!

  5. Wonderful block, top and thanks for sharing the pattern. Would look great in scraps.

  6. The secondary design was both unexpected and delightful. Great block!

  7. Wow. the second design block caught my eye.Fantastic!

  8. This is an excellent block. Love it and well done.

  9. This is a great block! I like the secondary design.

  10. Oh my goodness!!! What a great block!! Love the secondary pattern and absolutely adore the mini for Yvonne :) xo!

  11. Love your spinners block!!!!! I also appreciate the double patterns and meanings in quilts! Great post, I learned from your example of making the post so succinct. I need to do more of that! Love your style. Deanna

  12. This might be my favorite block of the hop. I just love how you get double spinners when you put it into a quilt layout. Just stunning.


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