Sunday, August 31, 2014

Echo Block # 5

Friendship Star








Friendship Star is a very simple block. Adding a second smaller star to it makes it more interesting. Quilts made with the new block have more variety and life as a result.

If, in addition, the way the block is colored is changed, then all sorts of different quilts are possible.

Here are some examples:





Play with the color enough and the Friendship Star totally disappears.

What was a variation on a traditional block suddenly becomes a new and original block.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Drunkard's Path

Drunkard's Path Plus

















I got to wondering - What if a Drunkard's Path block had two quarter circles instead of one?




Here's what happens.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quilting

Shoo Fly Place Mat

Version 4



















Once again I'm playing with the idea that quilting can change how a quilt looks.
This place mat is made using 6 Shoo Fly blocks.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Sun & Waves

The Ladies in
Foam Lake
Saskatchewan
Made This Quilt

"Some lucky person will win this great quilt. We have had many great comments about this quilt and have sold a lot of tickets as a fund raiser for the new Foam Lake Water Park. We had fun doing this and many have commented on the different design."
Elaine

The quilt is from my pattern Winter Sun and Snow. However, the ladies decided to rename it Summer Sun and Waves.

A version of this quilt first appeared in my Sunday 10 April post.

Monday, July 28, 2014

5 Patch Block #1























I designed this 10"x10" block on a 5x5 grid.

The sewing is simple - Straight lines and connector corners (stitch and flip).


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Quilting

Shoo Fly Place Mat

Version 3

 

 

 

 

I'm playing with the idea that quilting can change the way a block looks.

I'm testing the idea out on a place mat made of 6 simple Shoo Fly Blocks.  

In this case I'm using a kind of star to focus attention on the center of the blocks. 





Here's how I envision quilting this design: