Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ontario Series # 7


St Thomas

























My Ontario Series of quilt designs use what I consider to be non-traditional blocks. St Thomas is no exception.

It's a simple block and easy to paper piece. It's also asymmetric which is why I think it makes a good block.





Here are some of the things I discovered I could do with it:






















The block may not be traditional. But I think the quilts have a  modernized traditional look. What do you think?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ontario series #6

Bolton


























My Ontario Series uses blocks that are made using paper piecing. This is because the blocks employ non-standard triangles.

However, that doesn't make them difficult to sew. Using the freezer paper piecing method they are actually very easy to sew.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nine Patch



















I got to thinking about a Nine Patch block. Somehow it looks very different on point.





Saturday, November 8, 2014

Partial Block #2

What if

Clay's Choice

Wasn't All There?





What if I removed a quarter of a Clay's Choice block? What could I do with what was left?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Partial Block #1

What If
Bear's Paw
Wasn't All There?


What if some Bear's Paw blocks only had three paws, or two, instead of four?
I could combine Bear's Paw blocks and partial Bear's Paw blocks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sashing

Card Trick










Sashing can change not only a quilt but a block.I've played with sashing occasionally and been amazed by the difference it can make.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Amish Star #8

Yesterday I played with an Amish Star by coloring it various ways and discovered this new block.

Today I want to play with the new block.