Saturday, May 23, 2015

Something New

Hello Everyone,
I've been playing with my Patchwork Math book, and designed a new block.  It's new to me anyway.  Has anyone seen a block like this before?  After awhile they all start looking alike.  It is my goal to design new, yet timeless blocks.
The gorgeous fabrics are called Past Endearments by Judie Rothermel, and were supplied to me by Marcus Fabrics.  You can see the whole line HERE.  I think it's time for a blue block next!

Here's a breakdown of the components in the block.  It began with a square in a square in the center.  Now this block looks like it contains many triangles......but it doesn't.  The only triangles are in the square in a square.

I LOVE intricate blocks.  To me, intricate = interesting.  I also get more chances to add in additional color.
The square in a triangle measure 2 inches unfinished.  Pretty tiny, but adorable since they finish at 1-1/2" when sewn into the block!

You might be wondering what I'm up to....another quilt maybe? Well, I'm adding possibilities to my Patchwork Math class. I'm also working on additional segments for The Quilt  I begin filming five segments in July.  This could be the beginning of a sampler quilt.

Thelma & Louise, (Gail & Lynn) hit the road again next week.  We will be traveling to the Valley Quilt Guild in Marysville, CA.  I really enjoy the guild lectures and workshops since I get the opportunity to spend more time visiting with quilters. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Safe travels.



  1. Love this block! And gotta get some of that fabric line.

  2. Lynn, this is gorgeous, and I agree with you that intricate quilts are interesting. Despite my promise to swear off buying any more books, I may be making an exception to my self-imposed rule. Your Quilter's Math book might be coming to live at my house one day soon. I continue to be fascinated by the gorgeous combinations you come up with and the simple, common sense way you create them. I am becoming a devotee!!

  3. Such a beautiful blog and fabric combo.Love your eye fabric!

  4. The color way has a lot to do with the block. I love it!
    Keep on keeping on! Love the Blog. Inspiring.

  5. I've never seen this block before. I love it! The material is absolutely wonderful in it.

  6. Great fabric and great block design

  7. You've got a winner there! Design a quilt quick!!! In the thumbnail on my sidebar it looks like 4 partial spools! Love that!

  8. It reminds me of looking into a kaleidoscope!

  9. That's a beautiful block, and I can see lots of possibilities for combining those components in slightly different ways too to create different blocks.

  10. Love the's interesting to see you break it down....very cool

  11. Cool, Lynn! How fun to play with a variety of units and come up with new blocks.