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Woohoo! Block 3! I hope you are all loving this as much as I am!
Block 3 is a Windmill Block. The Windmill block, in its simplest form, is thought to date back to mid-1700s. The Windmill block probably has over a hundred variations. In just my grandmother’s clippings and my reference materials, I found over 25 variations. I selected this variation due to its uniqueness. This clipping is referenced as Grandmother’s Patchwork Quilt Design, Book 20, 1931. Which I love, because I had a Windmill block quilt growing up, I always thought it was a Pinwheel block, but it wasn't. Maybe in a few weeks we will discuss the differences.
We will be using our Studio 180 Design Tucker Trimmer again, to make these units. Aren't you loving all the things you can do with this one tool! Just wait!
For my Fabric Selection 1, I went with a Triadic color plan based of my Turquoise (9), placing it with a Magenta (17) and Yellow (1). I love it! Just a reminder these color tab numbers are f…
you all for your patience! I know many of you have been wishing for Friday to be here! Well, it is Friday! I have the directions for Block 1! If
you read my Blog post the past Sunday, Why
I love Sampler Quilts, I don’t think you will be surprised that I selected
the Bear’s Paw Block (aka Hands of Friendship and many more names)! I felt I needed to deliver the “twist” so, I
went with a lesser known version. I was
so excited when I came across this version, published in an 1897’s Ladies Art
Company Catalog. The
Bear’s Paw is made up of half square triangles, of two different sizes; the
larger for the main part of the paw and the smaller for the toes of the paw.Of course, we will be using are Tucker Trimmer 1 (the TT3 will work as
well).The half square triangles are
going to be cut to whole number sizes, so make sure you are use the Tucker Trimmer
side with the whole circle.Basic
instructions are provided in the download,
if you need additional information, refer to the Studio 18…
This week's block is the Straw Flower. I love the flower and I love the block!
The Straw Flower block is a variation of the block also known as the Hummingbird or Budding Rose. This variation, Straw Flower, was in the Birmingham News, in 1932, with credit given to Nancy Page. Just a few years later, Nancy Page, published a block extremely similar, as the Budding Rose. The only difference; the Budding Rose used half square triangles in place of the shaded four patches. I selected the Straw Flower block since I found it to be unusual and very striking.
For fabric selection 1; I went with a complementary color plan, selecting purple (15) and a floral with the purple and yellow-green (3).
For fabric selection 2; I went back to my comfort zone color wise, selecting an analogous color plan using a beautiful blue-green (6) and selecting green (5) and spring green (4) to complement it.
Remember, the numbers I'm supplying are from the Color Wheel companion. I have them availab…