Today I was cruising around Jennifer Houlden's blog and looking at all the work she has done in the past six months on her blog. Good for you Jennifer, you have produced a whole lot of interesting and informative blog posts. I pulled a couple of her blocks (with her permission of course) to show you. Click on the links under each photo to get the instructions on how to make the blocks.
I really like star blocks. I am not sure what it is that I like about them, I just do. There are so many different ones, a wonderful selection. Today I'm going to introduce you to an eight pointed star block. Be warned, this is not a beginner block. I found the easiest way to make this was with foundation pieces.
Last Monday I put together my Card Trick and Grecian Squares, but could not decide on a border. I decided on the one with the dots, third from the left in last weeks photo. I was going to use the squares (4th from the left) but found I didn't quite have enough of that, so the dots it was.
Last Monday, I put together two blocks "Card Trick" and "Grecian Square" to see how they looked. They coupled well together I thought so this week I made some more to make a small quilt. I wanted to share the requirements with you. I made a total of EIGHT "Card Trick" blocks and SEVEN "Grecian Square" blocks. The blocks are 6" finished blocks.
Yesterday I made the Card Trick block. To make it easy, I used only squares even though the block is made up of many triangles. We had a few units left over. Sooooo....
This week's block is Card Trick. I've always liked this block but never made it before. It is actually one of the block's in Carol's class "Anatomy of a Block" that I am teaching at Quilt University.
Over the last two weeks I made two Mosaic Blocks. They were the same block but I made them differently. Today I want to take a closer look at them and see what makes them different.
Last week I made a mosaic block. I created the block by forming horizontal rows as shown by the dotted lines below.
I was looking for a different sort of block to make in the EQ library. I was considering mosaic blocks and as I was looking at a selection my eye kept on being drawn back to Mosaic Block Number 15.