Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wonky Block


It has been a while since I made a wonky block by changing the grid on a traditional block. So I thought I'd try a simple block that would resist my attempts to create something interesting. I chose Spool. Sometimes this block is known as Bow Tie.

When I changed the grid, I also changed Spool from a 6" block to a 12" block.

Although, if I had used a 1,2,3 grid, it would have remained a 6" block.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quarter of Nine #15

Dublin Steps

When you cut a traditional block which is assembled from nine units, such as Dublin Steps, into quarters you get four Quarter of Nine blocks.

When you change how the Quarter of Nine blocks are colored and arranged, the result is a new block that can be used to make original quilts.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Quarter of Nine #14

Flying Shuttles

You won't find a Flying Shuttles block anywhere in this quilt design; but you need to sew Flying Shuttles blocks to make the quilt.

Far left: The 9 units that make a Flying Shuttles block
Center:  A Flying Shuttles block
Near Left: A Flying Shuttles block cut into quarters

Cut a Flying Shuttles block into quarters and you make what I call Quarter of Nine blocks. You'll notice that it makes two different Quarter of Nine blocks. You can use these new blocks to design your own quilts.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Scrambled Block #6

Flying Shuttles

To create this quilt design I started with a Flying Shuttles block which I broke down into the 9 units that go together to make it.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Scrambled Block #5

Clay's Choice

If you're looking for design inspiration, you might want to try starting with a traditional block and scrambling the units to make new blocks.

Clay's Choice is a traditional block that is constructed from eight units.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scrambled Block #4

Friendship Star

I look at this quilt design and I find it hard to believe that it started with a Friendship Star block. But it did.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Scrambled Block #3

Card Trick

This quilt design doesn't look like it was made using a Card Trick block. It wasn't. Instead, I took the units that go together to make a Card Trick block recolored them, scrambled them, and put them together to make a new block.This quilt design was made using that new block.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quilts From Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Part 2

Trail Mix

My quilt Trail Mix is in Quilts From Quiltmakers 100 Blocks.
To see what else is in the magazine and for a chance to win a free copy go to Quilty Pleasures.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Quilts From Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Trail Mix

On 5 March, Quilts from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks hits the shelves. My quilt Trail Mix is one of the quilts in it.

I designed it using my Indian Cabins block which appeared in Volume 6 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

My 7 November 2012 post shows a variety of quilt designs using the original version of the block

I've tried coloring the block different ways and playing with the setting. I thought I'd show you some of the results.