Saturday, March 31, 2012

Quarter of Nine #10

What If You Made


An Ohio Star



...Then Cut It Into

Four Quarters?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Quarter of Nine #9

What If You Made


A Friendship Star...

...Then Cut It Into


The result is 4 Quarter of Nine blocks that are really quite strange.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quarter of Nine #8

What If You Made


A Churn Dash



...Then Cut It Into

Four Quarters?

You would have 4 small units to play with. I prefer to call them Quarter of Nine blocks since the original Churn Dash block was made by sewing 9 squares together and each of the new blocks is a quarter of those 9 squares.

There are any number of ways you could sew the Quarter of Nine blocks back together to make larger blocks.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quarter of Nine #7

What If You Made

A Shoo Fly Block...

...Then Cut It Into 


Four Quarters?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quarter of Nine #6

What if You Made

A Nine Patch



...Then Cut It Into


 Four Quarters?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

This Old Quilt

Gave Me Some New Ideas

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Used To Think This Was

The King's Crown Block

And, of course, it is. At least, according to conventional wisdom, it is.

But then....

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I Have To Show You This

This is the quilt my wife Linda is currently working on.

She took the Weyburn block that I showed you in my last post; decided to make it scrappy and added some sashing.

I don't know if you can imagine this quilt without the sashing. But I can tell you it was nowhere near as interesting or lively. I think the sashing was a brilliant idea.

Often it's the little things that make all the difference.