Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Quarter of Nine Blocks

Two Quilts from Moose Jaw

Last October my wife Linda and I were in Moose Jaw to do a trunk show and teach classes. I taught how to design Quarter of Nine quilts. On the weekend we went back with some friends for the Prairie Hearts Guild quilt show.Two of my of my students had Quarter of Nine quilts that they had designed in the show. I thought you might like to see them.

This one is by Daphne Hunter.

This one is by Dorothy Schaff.
(I couldn't get far enough back to get the whole quilt in the picture)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Paired Blocks #24


Swing in the Center







I was looking for two more traditional blocks to pair up when I found Swing in the Center and Linoleum.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paired Blocks #23


Shoo Fly  






Rolling Stone

What if I pair Shoo Fly and Rolling Stone blocks? Will the combination give me any interesting quilt designs?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Paired Blocks #22

Nine Patch

Twin Star

I chose the blocks Nine Patch and Twin Star for an experiment. I want to see what sort of quilt designs I can create using just these two blocks by changing colors.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Four Patch Block #8


This quilt design uses a four patch block that I named after Kamloops, British Columbia.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Four Patch Block #7


I designed this quilt using the four patch block that I designed and named for the town of Golden in British Coloumbia.

Here's how it happened.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Half & Half Block #6


I named the Half & Half block I used to make this quilt design Kindersley, after Kindersley Saskatchewan.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Half & Half Block #5

Pipers Lake

This quilt design is made using a half & half block that I've named after Pipers Lake Saskatchewan.

A half & half block is sewn using two each of two different units.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wonky Block

Capital T

The traditional block Capital T comes in 2 versions. Roos Kuyper decided to use the first version as the basis of a wonky block.

She sent me a couple of her sketches.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Playing with Fabric

Elegant Spirit

by Kay Koeper Sorensen



























Recently on her blog, Quilts + Color, Kay Koeper Sorensen showed some fabric she had designed, called Elegant Spirit.