Quilt Block Forty-One, Indian Star
Indian Star is another fun and easy quilt block. It works up quickly. The only tricky part is sewing the smaller triangles to the larger triangles. After you sew and press, you want to square up your pieces.
Take a look at the four blocks together. I love how they make an additional star in the center of the blocks.
I used this block pattern to make a "Lovie Lap Quilt". You can purchase these lap quilt here on my website. They make great gifts for your Mom or Grandma. I have included pockets to keep your hands warm.
Crow's Nest is another great block for beginners. This is a two fabric block but if I were to do it again, I think I would use three colors, a dark, a medium and a light.
Check out the design it makes when you put four blocks together.
There's not a drastic change but, I think there would be with a third fabric choice. I turned this quilt into a "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets. Take a look.
Four Patch is a wonderful quilt for beginners or for anyone wanting to make a quick quilt. You can use just two fabrics or many fabrics.
I had this wonderful main print fabric and pulled the colors from it. I love the way it turned out. So if you want an easy quilt pattern, this one is it. Have fun.
It snowed yesterday here in New Hampshire and when the sun came out today... wow! It was so pretty. I love snowy days. They make great quilting days.
The pattern on this piece only shows two fabrics. I decided to use four. I had that really pretty floral butterfly print I wanted to highlight. The book suggests that you could reverse the lights and darks in every other quilt block.
I just love all the designs it makes. You could have alot of fun with a scrap quilt using this block. I will have to use this block again once I'm finished with all 200 quilts.
For those of you new to my blog, I am making 200 quilts from the 200 quilt blocks from "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". This is one of my favorite books. I wanted to show what the quilts would look like when you had more than one block. With certain quilt blocks you can get a whole different pattern when you have four or more blocks together even when it is the same block pattern.
Here is what the four blocks together look like. Youcould have alot of fun with this quilt block by changing the values of the fabrics. I had my values too close together, not giving it that dramatic feel. So next time I make this quilt block, I will know better.
This is the main reason I am doing this blog. If I had a picture of what the four blocks would look like from the start, I would have done more of a value change. Give this block a try. Have fun.
This week I took a break from my 200 quilt block project. I decided to make two quilts using the log cabin block. I enjoy using this block. There are so many variations. The first quilt I made was a baby quilt. I had a cute center block that was rectangle instead of the usual square. This just made the overall quilt slightly longer.
Quilt block number 36 is called "Darting Birds". This is a great quilt block for beginners. I had a beautiful butterfly fabric that I wanted to emphasize. This was a great block to do that with. This block calls for three fabrics. Here's what it looks like:
When you put the four blocks together, it creates another design. In this group, the center reminds me of the first base plate in baseball. I could have changed the direction of the blocks to create another design. I liked the direction I used because it reminds me of birds flying.
I made a "Lovie Lap Quilt" with the Darting Birds block. You can find the "Lovie Lap Quilt" for sale here on my website.
On to quilt block 37!
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.