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Block 36 ~ California Sunset

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Can you believe we are 75% through the blocks!    Crazy!  Crazy winds here in CT today too!

Block 36 is California Sunset!  Such a find!  Love it!  This one is going to test all the skills you've learned over the last few months, but it will be worth it!

California Sunset was published in the Chicago Tribune, on December 5, 1933 and credit to Nancy Cabot.

This is a spectacular block and unique, as this clipping is the first time I’ve seen this block, and I love it.  I searched extensively, and I could not find this block known as anything else.  The block’s corners units, with the Split Rects, are similar to Dutch Tulip.  However, the Corner Beam units replace the one-patch units in Dutch Tulip.  The Peaky and Spike (V block) units really make this block exploded.   I think California Sunset is very appropriate name for this wonderful block.  I have big plans for this block in the Timeless with a Twist Book series!

So, remember to take your time.  My biggest tip is to be careful w…

Block 35 ~ Autumn Stars!

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Block 35 ~ Autumn Stars was in Progressive Farmer, 1935.   Nancy Cabot was credited with the same block, but referenced as Golden Chains, in the Chicago Tribune, November 20, 1937. 

This block has terrific movement given the Split Rects and Dual-Colored Square-in-Square unit.  Add the Corner Beam unit to the corners and wow!  With its great lines, this block would be great as an alternate block in a quilt or makes for a wonderful one block quilt due to the secondary design within the block.  Hmm.. maybe this is another block used in a setting in the Book Series.... :)

Since the techniques used in this block have been covered in previous, I'm going to spend most of my post on color.  However, if you need assistance:

On Split Rects, be sure to check out the pictorial lesson provided on Block 31 Sew On The Go Blog Post. On making the Dual Square-in-Square, check out Block 10’s Sew On the Go Blog post, there you will find a pictorial tutorial on dual-colored Square-in-Square (Square²

Block 34 & Quilters on the Lake 2018!

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Block 34 is Emerald Square, credited to Nancy Cabot in Chicago Tribune, April 22, 1936. 
Nancy Cabot is quoted as saying “Emerald Block is pieced pattern designed to illustrate in a quilt form the beauty of that precious stone for which it was named.  Varying the shade of green are used for the several hues of the spectrum found when the light strikes the stone.”  So, even though this was printed in a black and white paper, she was certain to let her followers know that the block should be green.  A simple but elegant block. 

I worked on this week's block while at my Quilters on the Retreat 2018 at the Woodbound Inn, in Ridge, NH.  What a blast.  You must check out their progress!  I posted pictures below and on my Facebook page: Sew On the Go Facebook. You will not believe what this  fabulous group of quilters were able to complete in 4 1/2 days!

Let me talk about this week's block first, both my fabric selections this week are split-complementary color plans.   Starting wit…

Block 33 ~ Dutch Tulips

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Block 33 is Dutch Tulips credited to Laura Wheeler in Cincinnati Enquirer, September 17, 1933. Laura Wheeler is quoted as saying “The tulip was one of the favorite flowers of the early settlers and it was they who first introduced them to the country. It is no wonder then that we find it used in such a variety of ways in quilt patterns.  Dutch Tulips though has more than just a beauty of form to recommend it for it is composed to a great part of scraps of material.  This gives the thrifty quiltmaker an opportunity to make a charming quilt more economically.”  You heard her, try making this block with scraps!
For my blocks; I went with a Triadic color plan for my fabric selection 1. I really wanted to add some Blue Green (6) to my blocks, so I started there.  Which led me to the Red-Violet (14) and light Yellow-Orange (22).  
For my second fabric selection, my Alison Glass scraps, I went with a Split-Complementary color plan, starting with the fabulous Yellow-Orange (22) - Can you beli…

New Pattern ~ Be Dazzled & Block 32 ~ Pink Magnolias

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This week's block is Pink Magnolias credited to Nancy Cabot in Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1936.   Nancy Cabot is quoted as saying “Pink Magnolias is a pieced block of southern origin, made for the first time in New Orleans.  The completed block is really four magnolias with the leaves set together and with the blossoms radiating from the center.”  She described it perfectly!  However, I could not find it referenced prior to 1936, so I’ve only listed her version.
Pink Magnolias is made up of two sets of two types of Split Rects and Four-Patch units, so you will only need your Split Rects and the optional Four-Patch Square Up  (I would use it, especially for these little guys!)

I love this block, it is so happy! 

My color selections are pretty close this week.  It is hard not to use Pink on a block that is called Pink Magnolias.  :)  For both fabric selections I went with a Split Complementary color plan. 

For my first fabric selection, I went with Fushia (16) and paired it with a Me…