Saturday, July 02, 2016


My making quilts with blocks of a solid figure and a wild print background continues!
It started a year ago with the ships block inspired by Cspoonquilt's post:

Then, my neighbor gave me wild print scraps from her friend who sews for home decorating.
I added these to my fabrics and made the churn dash, the shoofly, and, now, pinwheels!
My method of cleaning up after projects (none) helps move on to each quilt as the fabric is all over the place already.
The simple blocks for these quilts go together quickly. I love the static solids holding the wild cacophony of the prints in check. Like thumbtacks.
I need 105 blocks for my planned set.

Thinking ahead, a framed nine-patch may come next.

The pinwheel is a 8 inch finished block. All cut from 2 1/2 inch strips.
Solid--four flying geese cut using Companion Angle ruler
Print--four rectangles cut 2 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches, 8 triangles cut with EZ Angle ruler


Chantal said...

Wonderful Lynn! My favorite is the Shoo-fly. Can't wait to see more of the pinwheels. Enjoy! ;^)

darlynn said...

Lynn, do you know Claire? I met her through a friend. She is lovely and will be delighted to know you are using information from one of her posts. I continue to be charmed by your workmanship.

Judy Smith said...

I like them too! Guess what I will be doing this afternoon.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I like your series of quilts. It takes a little more patience (and skill) for accuracy to use the solids in a block.

Ruth said...

I love them all! My MIL made sailboat quilts for my boys years ago. I should start a scrappy churn dash like yours. I love that block and have been wanting a quilt with all CDs in it.