Monday, July 29, 2013

Log Cabin

Modern Log Cabins

You may have noticed that I like to change old blocks to make new ones. Today I'm going to experiment with a Log Cabin block.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wonky Block Update

Pillows By Roos

Roos Kuypers sent me this picture of two pillows that she designed and then pieced and quilted by hand. She started the design by changing the grid on a traditional Capital T block, thus making it wonky.

To see her design sketches go to my 4 April 2013 post. To see more traditional blocks made wonky this way go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Wonky Blocks at the very end. To visit Roos Kuypers' blog go here.

I get inspired when someone else gets inspired by one of my ideas and starts designing. I look forward to seeing what else Roos designs in the future.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Color Play

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder is a traditional block I like. I've tried making it wonky. I've tried scrambling its units. I've tried cutting it into quarters and putting them back together differently. Now I'll try one more thing.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Swirl #3 A

How To Piece Bernice

Yesterday I showed you quilt designs using my Bernice block.

Today I'll show you how I would piece this block.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Swirl #3


I designed this swirl block and named it after my wife's mother Bernice.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paired Blocks #26









Having designed these two blocks, I thought it might be interesting to see what happens when I use them together to create a quilt design.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Swirl #2 A

How To Piece Lorraine

Yesterday I showed you this block that I designed and named Lorraine.

Today I'll show you how I would piece it. (You might decide there is a better way.)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Swirl #2


Two days ago I did a post that I titled Swirl #1. That title suggests that there must be more than one, so I had to go back to my graph paper and design a second swirl block.

I named this one Lorraine, for my mother.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Swirl #1 A

How To Piece Linda

Yesterday I designed this block and named it for my wife Linda.

Today I figured out how I would piece it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Swirl #1


I was doodling on graph paper when I discovered this block which I decided to call Linda. It's such a fundamental design that I can't believe I've never seen it before.

I decided to play with it and see what shows up.