Friday, April 13, 2018

30 Blocks in 30 Days, almost halfway there

I hope you are continuing to follow Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks (here) and her guest bloggers for her 30 blocks in 30 days adventure. We are almost halfway through April so a block called Median Strip is a good choice for the midway point.
Here are the block components.
Four rectangles that are 3" by 5 1/2" and one rectangle that measures 5 1/2" by 10 1/2"
The shorter rectangles are stitched together on their short ends and then added to either side of the median rectangle. Make certain your colour sections are at opposite ends.
Single block, note position of colour rectangles.

Once you have your sample block complete the decision making can really begin. Do you want to make one to continue the one a day theme? Do you want to make an entire quilt from this block? If you decide on one quilt the colour decisions come next. With a consistent background this could easily become a scrap quilt, or you could make a two colour quilt, or a rainbow of colours. I put four blocks together to see what they would look like as they are rotated.
Four blocks rotated clockwise
This is a very easy block to assemble and with no seams to match pressing direction is not an issue other than to make certain you do press each seam as you go.

I hope you continue to follow along and visit the other bloggers who are chiming in on this terrific project. the following is a list of who is participating.

Project Designer

April 1st

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd

April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door

April 5th

April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up

April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper

April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered

April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy

April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel

April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow

April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block

April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction

April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip

April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention

April 16th

Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th

Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th

Block 18 - Yeah Eights

April 19th

Block 19 - Weave

April 20th

Block 20 - Classic
April 21st

Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd

Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd

Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th

Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th

Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th

Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th

Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th

Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th

Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th

Block 30 - Slow Tee

Piecefully, Joanne


  1. Fun block. Like your color nice and bright.

  2. Cute! This would make such a quick quilt.

  3. I just love how Median Strip looks rotated. A quilt of these could be whipped up in an afternoon and look great as you have them laid out. Thank you for joining the 30 Quilt blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop. Love your blocks!

  4. Clever idea for a quilt pattern & would be use to do in using up my stash.

  5. I loved seeing another neat block! Also a great way to use strips of any color.

  6. Very nice. I love how it looks rotated. Simple and quick quilt.

  7. Sew :) many fun possibilities with this block!!! :) :)

  8. Those four arranged together would make a great quilt pattern. These are such simple blocks but have lots of possibilities.

  9. Easy block - will be fun to play with some colorways with this one.

  10. What a great versatile block!

  11. I like the setting with the blocks rotated. Great idea.

  12. Such great ideas with simple blocks.

  13. Great block and especially love the four rotated!

  14. I like how you put your blocks together. Looks easy.

  15. What a sweet little block - and so much potential! Thanks!

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  16. Looks like these blocks would be fun to play with. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love your fabric colors! Thank you, Susan

  18. Love what you did with this block. Thanks for hopping.