Showing posts from September, 2018

Block 34 & Quilters on the Lake 2018!

Block 34 is Emerald Square, credited to Nancy Cabot in Chicago Tribune, April 22, 1936.  Block 34 ~ Emerald Square ~ Michelle's Fabric Selection 1 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.

Block 33 ~ Dutch Tulips

Block 33 is Dutch Tulips credited to Laura Wheeler in Cincinnati Enquirer , September 17, 1933.     B33 ~ Dutch Tulips ~ Michelle's Fabric Selection 1 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!

New Pattern ~ Be Dazzled & Block 32 ~ Pink Magnolias

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. B32 ~ Pink Magnolias ~ Michelle's Fabric Selection 1 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 fi

Sparkling Jewel is Block 31! Split Rects!

Block 31 is Sparkling Jewel, credited to Nancy Cabot in Chicago Tribune, March 11, 1937.   This block is very striking with its Popped Corner Beams surrounded by Split Rects, creating an octagon.  Block 31~ Sparkling Jewel ~ Fabric Selection 1 The center of the block, was published independently as the Dragonfly Block in 1936. Adding the dark corner units and split rectangles, creating the octagon, really makes this block sparkle and its jewel like feel!  A perfect name! For my first fabric selection, I went with a Triadic color plan.  When I reviewed my blocks, I felt I was lacking some lighter orange, so I started there, with the Orange Yellow (23), then finding a Purple (15) and Light Aqua-Green (7).  Michelle's Fabric Selection 1 Now, for my second fabric selection, I also went with a Triadic color plan.  I'm getting really tight with fabric, so I'm supplementing a few solids scraps.   I'm trying to get 18 blocks from this fabric selection, I started wit