Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Traditional Tuesday - Pt 3

Some more blocks.  I am really enjoying the Traditional Tuesday Blog-a-long or perhaps it's my love of Sampler Quilts that has kept me motivated, whatever the inspiration, these blocks are a delight to make.  Simple and effective and a nice break from other more complicated projects.

Block 20 - Shoo Fly

Block 21 - Heart
A perfect block for Valentines Day, which was on a Tuesday!  The original heart block was pieced, but I want to have some applique elements scattered through my quilt, hence the applique hearts design.  Hmmm, still need to sew down 3 of the 4 hearts....

Block 22 - Jewel Box

Block 23 - Chinese Coins
 The Chinese Coins and the Log Cabin are my favourite blocks so far.  I adore the colour graduation in the skinny little strips and yes, I did foundation piece the 'coins' in the block.  

Block 24 - Spool

Block 25 - Pendants
 I can just see the Pendants repeated over and over again on a smaller scale to make an amazing quilt border.

Block 26 - Cross

Block 27 - Basket Weave
 Each week when Jenifer posts which block to make she also includes links to whole quilts made from the blocks so that you can see the block repeated, which of course then sets my mind off on a tangent!  The Basket Weave block (above) is a perfect example of a very plain block which when repeated and rotated can make an amazing quilt with secondary patterns. 

Block 28 - Modernistic Pansy
 The jury is out on this one (above).  I loved Jenifer's block but not mine.  I'll see how it looks when I piece the quilt top, might need to change it me thinks...

Block 29 - Crossed Square
Isn't it great when you can simply make something you love and someone else has done the thinking for you?  When this particular quilt is all put together it may have to be named "Relaxing on Tuesday"  ...smiles... 
 xxx Andrea

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