Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Four Seasons Blocks

Pauline, pictured on the left, from The Sunshine Club that meets on Fridays, asked me if I would consider making a block or two for the Pumpkin & Pines raffle quilt that benefits the Barnstead Community Church.

Why, I said that I'd be delighted! The blocks must be all cotton quilting fabric, 12 1/2" square and the theme is the four seasons of the year. It is quilter's choice on the block pattern, wheee, what fun! So of course I browsed Quilter's Cache, Marcia Hohn's marvelous website.

I browsed the 12" finished block sizes and was thrilled to find so many! Of course, I wanted an eight-pointed star and soon found the directions for one with a pinwheel in the center called Saw Tooth Star. Looked like fun and not too hard, right?

Then, as I played along with the pieces, I came to understand that the 3 1/2" sections of this 16-patch are just the same as my cute little pinwheel blocks from L&E's playtime. Ahh hah! So I made that clump of pinwheels my block center instead of the large single pinwheel.

It was kinda tricky to press but I used my scented starch recipe and carried on, LOL! just look at this mess before pressing:

I called the above block, Fall colors. It was so much fun that I made a Spring:

And then, a Summer;

And, a Winter.

So that's my four!

Stay calm and quilt on!


cityquilter grace said...

gorgeous blocks vic, doncha love marcia's site?....

Janet O. said...

Lovely collection of blocks, Vic!

Nann said...

What a neat block!

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