Sunday, February 2, 2014

Block 2 Sees His Shadow, 6 more weeks of Block Designs

I love Ground Hogs day -- the holiday, not the movie.  Punxsutawney Phil has always had a special fascination for me.  Any critter who is a harbinger of weather, especially one who can predict the onset of spring in the midst of a bleak winter is on my A list.

So the February block is a bright and splashy floral design, so I naturally named it "Splash."  I just love how these bright colors cheer me up on a dreary ice and snow covered February day here in Kansas.


Note that the little dots around the flower center are French knots you will need to put in by hand after the block is complete.  Or if you would prefer something easy, use a fabric pen and draw the dots in.

Here is a slightly altered version of this block.  I left the blue outline edges off and spread out the block a little so it didn't look so crowded.  I prefer this look when combining the block in repeat patterns. I used this in the settings below.



All the blocks in this BOM finish to 8" squares and are patterned for fusible machine applique.  You may, of course, use whatever applique method you prefer.

You can download the free pattern for this block on my 2014 BOM page (see tab at the top of the page on the far right side.)  Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to get the free monthly bonus block.

I have had a lot of fun designing settings for these Fiesta blocks.  Here are a few of the settings I have come up with featuring this month's free block.

Splash and Drip 1

Splash and Drip 2

Splash and Drip 3

At the Cantina

Splash in the Fan

Splash Runner

Splash and Drip Runner

Splash and Drip at the Cantina

I get on a roll and can't stop myself.  I have so much fun with EQ7.  The problem is, which one of these settings do I make?  I want them all.  Do you have a favorite. Leave a comment and let me know your favorites.  I will pattern the one that gets the most votes.

31 comments:

  1. Reeze, difficult, they're all wonderful, but I choose Splash Splash and Drip Runner and Runner to be smaller and be less burdensome.
    Loved all.

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  2. I love the style of Splash in the Fan - it really stands out above the rest for me.

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  3. I love all! Those are so beautiful! I like "At the Cantina" and "Splash and Drip Runner"!

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  4. The splash runner is my favorite

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  5. Wow - I love them all and if I had to pick one it would be Splash and Drip at the Cantina. Thanks so much for these beautiful blocks.

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  6. These are beautiful and on top of that, I am a sucker for blue and yellow! Hope you are well and soaking up grandchild love!

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  7. I like spash and dip runner but also would like spash and dip 1 if it had spash and dip 2 border. LOL.

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  8. The simplicity of the Splash runner appeals to me, but they are all so much fun! The Splash and Drip runner gives us more patterns to mix and match though. Hummmm.

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  9. I like Splash and drip 3 with the "At the Cantina" border! The border is gorgeous. I'd like to use the border on my BOM when it's finished. I also like the Splash and Drip runner.

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  10. Splash Runner is my favorite.

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  11. I love all but my favorite is Splash and Drip at the Cantina.

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  12. My favorite is Splash Runner.
    Because I need a new runner~~! ^0^
    Thanks for beautiful block!

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  13. I like Splash and Drip at the Cantina but all of them are lovely.

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  14. They are all super - my fave today is the Splash Runner.

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  15. My favorite is Splash and Drip 2

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  16. I have to choose? lol s
    So lovely.
    Splash Runner. I would make this one.

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  17. They are all too gorgeous just to choose one! I love the splash table runner!
    Splash and Drip 2 and Splash and the Fan are tying for my picks. I have to make the Splash Runner! Thank you!

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  18. My favorite is the splash and drip at the cantina! Thanks lorie

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  19. They are all nice, but my favourite by a landslide is the Splash Runner!

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  20. I like Splash and Drip 3 and also the Runner.

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  21. I like the Slash trio, especially the blue border pattern, that's really cool. Thanks Reese!

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  22. They are all wonderful! At most I love the Spash runner and splash in the Fan.
    Thanks, Marita

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  23. I love Splash in the Pan and Splash Runner!

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  24. They are all beautiful, but my choice is Splash and Drip at the Cantina, then I can make the Splash and Drip Runner to match and wouldn't they just look gorgeous in a Mexican style dining room!!! Keep coming up with these beautiful patterns and Thank you for such a beautiful BOM and for sharing! Bobbie

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  25. Всплеск и капельного Runner -самый красивый. Но это очень трудный выбор!!!

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  26. Hey Reeze! Long time no see, girlfriend! Congrats on the grandbaby!!! I like all the designs, but I think my favorite is Splash and Drip at the Cantina... Carrie

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    1. Hey Carrie, how you doing sweetie? Hope all the kids and grand kids are well.

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  27. Tough decision but I believe I like Splash and Drip 1 A variety of all the colors and one color doesn't take over precedence from the others.

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  28. Hola.todos son una belleza......pero creo que el estilo Splash esta muy conseguido......muchas gracias por todo......un beso

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  29. I love these BOM blocks. The first layout looks best I think.
    valspierssews

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I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for sharing your ideas.