Friday, March 3, 2017

Four Patch Blocks #9

I am going to try designing with these two simple units.

What if I combine the two units to make this four patch block?

What if I combine the two units to make this four patch block?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Four Patch Block #9

I'm going to try combining these two units (patches) to make four-patch blocks.

Then I'll try using the blocks to design quilt tops.

Wish me luck.

Lots of room here for some fancy quilting.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Simple Block #9 Version 2

I designed this simple block and I want to see what can be done with it.

By combining four of my block I can make this larger block. Now the question is what can I do with this?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Simple Block #9

I think you can agree this block is simple. Not hard to sew, but not much to look at either.

What if I combine 4 of my simple block to make a larger block? It's still easy to sew but more interesting visually.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Paired Blocks: Nine Patch & Monday

The block on the left I originally called simple block #8. Not the most memorable name. So I decided to change it to Monday.

I decided to play with Monday and Nine Patch to see what sort of designs I could discover.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Paired Blocks - Nine Patch & C Block

I wanted to see what would happen if I combined a Nine Patch block with a Snowball block. Except that I didn't really use a Snowball block. But I don't know what else to call it.

My Snowball block quickly turned into a different version of itself. Since it looks like a C, I guess I could call it C-Block.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Simple Block #8 Again

After yesterday's post I got the urge to play some more with this unit.

Even worse, I wanted to play with this arrangement of the unit.

So I did

Monday, January 16, 2017

Quilt from a Simple Block

In my last post I used a simple block to design this quilt top. My wife wants to make the quilt and asked me to produce a pattern for her. I thought I would work it out online and show you how I go about turning a promising design into an pattern.