I really enjoyed making this baby quilt. The port and starboard block is an easy block. It is just a combination of half square triangles. Here is what the block looks like.
Where I was making a baby quilt, I decided to change the color for each block. I just changed one of the colors and kept the peach and yellow constant through out. Take a look at the finished result.
I absolutely love the results I got with this quilt. I put the darkest square in the center and love all the other colors in the quilt. Having alot of different colors work because you have the constant of the yellow and peach. This quilt is highly recommended for any quilt level. Give it a try and have fun!
Eight months ago I decided to make the 200 quilts from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". At first I thought I would be able to make all 200 quilts within a year or a year and a half. I guess I was a bit optimistic. Life seems to have a way of slowing me down. I am still determined to sew all 200 quilts from the 200 quilt blocks. I'm just not going to try to figure out how long it will take.
This is not a difficult block but you want to make sure you square up each seam. I wouldn't try this block if you are a beginner. It is more for an intermediate quilter. I love how this block feels three dimensional. Here is what it looks like when you put four blocks together.
I hope I didn't scare you off on trying this block because it is pretty impressive. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
The Windmill Square is alot of fun. It is an easy pattern to sew. I have chosen soft colors with a slight contrast. There are many options you could do with this block. You could have a greater contrast with the t-shaped part of the block. Or keep that lighter and the greater contrast on the pinwheel, making the pinwheel pop.
I was making a baby quilt so I wanted a soft look. Take a look at what happens when you put the blocks together.
With different values of color, you could have the pinwheel pop or the other square pop. Have fun with it. You could also stand the block on the diagonal.
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.