Friday, October 9, 2015

Simple Block #3

I think you'll agree that a half square triangle and a 4 patch unit are both very simple to sew.

I'll use these 2 simple units to make this simple block.

Then I'll use this simple block to explore some quilt designs.

When it comes to designing blocks and quilts it can all be very simple if you let it be.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Simple Block #2

In my last post I used these 2 simple units to make a simple block.

I'm using them again to make another simple block.

Here's what happens when I play with this new block:

A block doesn't have to be complicated or hard to sew. Even the simplest of blocks can make an interesting quilt.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Simple Block

I am using these two simple units (a half square triangle and a split square)....
... to make this simple block that looks like an 'S'.

When I play with this block here's what I get:

If you were to play with this simple block, you'd get something entirely different. If you do, I'd love to see it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Four Friends 5

Look What They Did

More Four Friends quilts by members of the Fabric Stashers guild.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Offset Balkan Puzzle Blocks

Look What Trista Did

Some time ago I experimented with offsetting Balkan Puzzle blocks. Trista liked the idea and made this quilt top.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wonky Block # 59

Calico Puzzle  

It' s been a while since I took a Traditional block and changed it's grid to make a wonky block.

When I change Calico puzzle from a 4 4 4 grid to a 3 3 6 grid I get the new block on the right.

Since it is a new block, my new block, I no longer have to color it to look like a Calico Puzzle block, I can color it any way I please. So that's what I'm going to do.

You might have noticed that some of the blocks were offset. That's because you can do whatever you like with a block. So I did.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Quarter of Nine #19

Calico Puzzle

A disappearing block is a traditional block that has been cut into four quarters and then reassembled.

I enjoy designing with disappearing blocks. I thought I'd take another stab at Calico Puzzle.