Monday, February 29, 2016

A Do Over

Nine Patch En Point

29 November 2014 I was wondering if I could design an interesting quilt using only Nine Patch blocks.

This is one of the quilts I came up with.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Do Over

In April of 2015 I designed this block and this quilt top.

I wonder if I can improve it by adding a new border?

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Do Over

Mix & Match # 1

Last year some time I cut a Jacob's Ladder block into 4 quarters and then did the same with an Ohio Star block. I shuffled the pieces and came up with two new blocks. Then I used the blocks to design a quilt top.

The quilt top deserves a better border than the one I gave it. So I thought it was time I did something about that.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Do Over

Another Seebe?

Once upon a time I designed this unit and colored it two different ways.

I played with the units and came up with these blocks that I used to make my Seebe quilt.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Simple Block # 6

What if I use a square, a split square and a half square triangle to make a block?

This is the block I came up with.

Here are 4 ways I came up with for using this block:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Old Block Plus

Nine Patch

This is obviously a Nine Patch block. I've placed it in the middle of a grid. What if I try filling the empty grid squares around the Nine Patch block in many various ways?

The best way to find out is to try it.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paired Blocks #32



Quite some time a go I designed a swirl block I called Sharon and another one I called Theresa.

When Tried pairing theses two sister blocks to create quilt designs, this is what I got:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Old Block Plus

Snail's Trail

I want to make new blocks. But you know me; I'm lazy. I don't want to start from scratch. So I'll start with an old block, Snail's Trail, and add a few extra pieces around the outside. I can do this a lot of different ways.

Here's what I get when I do that and then use the blocks in quilt designs:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Old Block Plus

Shoo Fly

What if I start with a simple block design, in this case Shoo Fly; place it on a grid; and then add new design elements?

I get new blocks that I can use to design my own quilts..