Saturday, January 17, 2009

Quilt Blocks


My collection of HST's grew to these blocks over the week. Each block is 9". I like arranging the blocks so you can see a radiating star. So - I will probably join 4 blocks to make 1 bigger star block and then put sashing between each block to make the stars "pop". Then again - I also like the pattern that forms when you put the blocks the other way too! Just to mix things up some - I might make the rest of the blocks reversing the lights/darks. I have no idea - for now I am just enjoying a little bit of mindless sewing - doing a bit here and there. I don't even know the name of this block pattern! For the outside border - I've been cutting "bricks" of the dark greens at the same time. In anycase, I do like it - and it has turned a neat little pile of fat quarters into some pretty blocks!

11 comments:

Amy said...

I like this, such beautiful colors. thanks for sharing

paula, the quilter said...

HST are such happy little blocks and a lot can be done with them. I like the quilt. Is that block called Jacks over Nines?

Susan said...

Very pretty. You know I love those colors! At first, I wanted to say that it's the Anvil block, but it isn't really. At least not the ones shown on Quilter's Cache. Whatever it's called, it's pretty, and I like the secondary star pattern, too.

Passionate Quilter said...

Very nice--kind of fun to just mindless sew and then fiddle with the blocks.
I've been catching up on past posts--and wanted to say congrats on emptying so many totes! Good for you! And I love your little alien--it's adorable and I bet your son loves it!

Lori in South Dakota said...

ah--mindless piecing with some greens!

KathySWFL said...

That is really pretty....make sure and post a pic when it's finished!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love these! This is going to be wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Oh, your array of greens is so pretty!
Jeanne

andsewitis Holly said...

Mindless sewing is the best. Not only is it relaxing but it seems to accomplish so much.

The Calico Cat said...

pretty collection of blocks - I like that block & have a UFO that uses it....

Mary said...

Love the colors! I know this block as Double X and like you I like the effect of 4 of the set together.

http://www.ideas-for-quilting.com/doublexquiltblock.html