Sunday, February 16, 2020

tunnel

Tunnel
Block finishes 7 by 9 inches.
There are lots of variations on this out there.
Mine is pretty simple. I plan to off-set these. Or not.

Cut
Solid: one rectangle 1 1/2 by 5 inches; two rectangles 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
Print: one rectangle 4 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, three rectangles 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches

Pressing: all seams away from center rectangle. Wait to press last seam until setting the blocks.
off-set
straight set

Sunday, February 09, 2020

patience corner

Patience corner, finishes 8 inches
Patience corner
Block finishes 8 inches

Cut
Solid: four rectangles 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, four rectangles 1 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches
Print: four 3 1/2 inch squares

Pressing
When sewing each quarter, press away from print square.
When sewing two quarters together, press to the print square.
Leave center seam unpressed until top assembly time.
Patience corner, pressing plan
Patience corner is one of my favorite blocks. There is a visual disruption going on that makes things a bit juggled. When set together a lattice forms over the quilt top.
It is a block that makes a great setting for small quilt blocks. I used it in a Temecula sew-a-long last year, using it to set 4 inch sampler blocks.
It is also a block that can have different proportions between the elements and several ways to lay out. It would work well on point too.

My design from a traditional pattern. Use at your pleasure.

Monday, February 03, 2020

solids on prints: alphabet

Alphabet, 2020
Alphabet, detail, block finishes 13 1/2 by 9 inches
Alphabet, made using the McCall's Best Day Ever letters, with a few variations of my own. Set is my design.

Alice
Baseball
Celestial
Dog
Egg
Fairy
Giraffe
Honeycomb
Iris
Jump rope
Kitten
Lamp
Maple
Nautilus
Owl
Popcorn
Queen Anne's Lace
Robot
Scrabble
Tulip
Umbrella
Volcano
Woods
Fox
Yarn
Zebra