Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I LOVE THIS BLOCK


I was cruising blogs the other day and saw this darling block on Mereth's blog. I hope she doesn't mind that I am "borrowing" it. I don't know the name of it. I had been looking for a block to use with some of these cool 19th Century repros I have been collecting. (Doesn't it sound better to say that we "collect" fabric?) The block easily graphed up at 10 inches. What I like about this block is that you can incorporate several fabrics into it. The corners are large enough to use a medium scale fabric and really show it off. In the single block picture, all the fabrics, except the tan, are from the Harriet Beecher Stowe collection by Windham. They are perfect in this block! At least to my way of thinking. The other blocks contain reproduction fabrics from other favorite designers. You probably recognize some of them. I really enjoy digging through fabric from many sources to see what works in a block. Making scrap quilts in this manner always takes longer, but each block comes forth as a pretty little prize in the end. Someday I will have to work harder at being more spontanious. I think we all evolve in quilting as we go along. We gain confidence and take chances and develope our own style. I am still working on that. In the meantime, I get excited about each new project that I start and try to go like crazy on it before something else catches my eye and I get distracted. Follow through to completion! I have UFOs that are calling to me, but this new project grabbed my attention! More later.....

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice blocks!

May Britt said...

Love the blocks you have done. Looks like a repro block. I have looked at this block at her blog too and have tryed to draw it. Or perhaps the block is available on net somewhere.

Hedgehog said...

Love this block - might need to borrow it, too!

Libby said...

I never really think about the repro fabrics until I see them done up in blocks -- now I just want to shop and build my stash.

Mary said...

I like the blocks - this quilt will certainly have an old fashioned feel to it.

Sheila said...

I love this done up in repro fabrics. The quilt is going to look great... and it should work up fast with 10" blocks, no?

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a great block - terrific quilt in the making!

Linda_J said...

Neat blocks! Near as I can tell it is a variation of Red Cross Block Brackman #1861. Colored a little differently and no small square with HST in the corners. This seems to play up that shoofly thing at center so in that regard looks like State of Georgia.

Susan said...

I loved the block, too, but I didn't get up and make one instantly. My loss. Yours are beautiful! They are perfect for the repros. The UFOs won't go anywhere. What was that I saw the other day? WISP - work in slow progress. I like that term better. =)

Sandra said...

The new blocks are fabulous and looks perfect in your repros. It will be wonderful when finished - can't wait :-)

Cynthia said...

nice block and i like the fabrics you are using

Hanne said...

What a lovely block :-) It is really eye catching.

Ruth said...

Great looking blocks. They will make a great quilt.

Dawn said...

Oh they are fun looking blocks! I've never seen one like that! Yours look great!

Quilting Kim said...

I love that block and your fabric selection is perfect.

Shelina said...

Oops - lost my comment. I really like the block, especially with the secondary pattern that it creates.
I too flit about from project to project. Trying to flit about unfinished projects to get something finished.