#NGAQB – July

Whew, and like that, I’m caught back up with my bee blocks! Mr. July in the No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee (#NGAQB) is the illustrious Ryan Walsh. Ladies and gents, you’re gonna want to stalk Ryan’s social media presence, because not only is he a looker, but he’s got three boys that are cutie-patooties, a few fierce, feline helpers, as well as a divine, design aesthetic. He asked us to make Elizabeth Hartman’s Knee Socks Quilt Block in bold colours of our choosing. I went completely scrappy, raiding my string drawers for both the white and colour sections. This block finishes at a whopping 24″, and would make a phantasmagoric mini-quilt all by itself! Read on for a bit more about Ryan!
Ryan Walsh is a self taught quilter and quilt designer who enjoys taking classic quilt designs and updating them with a modern twist. He’s employed full time as a NYS Licensed Funeral Director and manages a funeral establishment in his hometown. A busy dad, the majority of his quilting adventures occur in the late hours of the night after his kids are in bed!

Ryan uses quilting as a vehicle to satisfy his never ending need to be creative. His work is based around combining traditional piecing methods with free-style construction techniques. As a way to challenge his ability, Ryan participates in several online bees and quilt related swaps every year.

When he’s not quilting, Ryan also enjoys photography, embroidery, collage, crocheting, sightseeing and spending time with his family. Ryan currently resides in the Catskill Mountain region of Upstate New York with his children.
Instagram: ryanwalshquilt
Twitter: @ryanwalshquilts
Flickr: ryanwalshquilts
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9 Responses

  1. The O's says:

    I like that, I like that a lot…

  2. Kaja says:

    That's one big block! I'm liking your scrappy colours.

  3. Pat says:

    I like those blocks. Good use of scraps, too!

  4. It is wonderful! Makes me think of Caribbean beaches…

  5. Cheryl says:

    I like this block, it will be interesting to see a whole quilt using the blocks.

  6. Charmed Life says:

    What fun block. Thanks for posting the tutorial…it looks like fun AND a great way to use up those small pieces of fabric that manage to clutter my stash!

  7. Katy Cameron says:

    Looking good! Want to catch me up with my blocks now? I have 2 medallions to tackle o.O

  8. Gotta love that one block with the bespectacled deer. It's perfectly centered so he stands out. Love it!

  9. Ang says:

    Are girls aloud to comment?! 😛
    I love this, I think I love just about everything with lots of colour! It just seems to add sparkle!

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