Saturday, July 08, 2006











Tumbleweed? Last Roundup?...I know no name for this block. It's one I saw as part of a quilt at a quilt show. I think it was paired with a 16 patch or sawtooth star. I see it as another great way to use up odds and ends. Each of the sections makes a 4.5" square, and you join up 4 for those for the block. Pretty darn simple. I can see this one as a boy's quilt, no need for lattice unless desired.
I re-checked on Laura's blog, and what she is showing is a stretched star ala Bonnie, with freeform words, ala Tonya..it's a great quilt!!
And I'm sorry to say, but I forgot Fiona at http://scraps-in-progress.blogspot.com/ She has her quilt made from the Depression block all cut for, and is sewing. It's a great looking quilt, with lights that appear pinkish or lavender-blue. Very soft looking..*VBS* Sorry Fiona...now I GOTTA get busy!!

14 comments:

Judy said...

This is a great block and I don't think I have ever seen it before. If it exict LindaJ will help you out with a name!! Otherwise NAME it and call it your own. It makes a great moving swishy pinwheel sort of thing that is perfect for using scraps of any sizes really!

jpquilter said...

thanks for posting all the links to scrap quilters - I am in the process of trying to empty my bins by making scrap quilts
Juliann

The Calico Cat said...

You've got a neat cowboy quilt started!

Linda_J said...

Yep, Judy, I will give it a shot anyway! LOL, Try Scrap Zigzag #1334 from KC Star 1955. BUT I think there is one like it on Quilter's Cache because I printed one off for my files thinking it might be a good one for a BOM block for the Bama Belles. Your smaller triangle may be a slightly different position though---but compare it with this
http://www.quilterscache.com/S_U/ScrapZigZagBlock.html

Linda_J said...

try this instead-- I should have written it as a link

Scrap Zigzag

Fiona said...

This looks like the useful sort of block that looks more complicated than it actually is when you see it made up into a quilt - I'm putting it on my 'to do' list for that reason. Long may the scrappy craze continue.

dot said...

What do you mean get busy, looks as if you already have been busy. I checked the block at cache cow, I like your placement better. Show us the completed cowboy quilt. Happy Quilting.

Maggie Ann said...

Those are so pretty....your quilting makes me want to go get 'at it' but then I remember all my ufo's already....and so I'll just admire your pretties.

Tonya R said...

Fun blocka and excellent choice of fabrics.

Screen Door said...

Love the fabric for the cowboy quilt. perfect choices. Can't wait to see the blocks grouped together. I bet you didn't get a lot of rain yesterday. We were in appleton, It didn't rain much.

quiltpixie said...

love the cowboy prints you're choosing for a boy. Someone will be thrilled :-)

cher said...

I used this block a few years ago from the book: More Quilts for Baby by Ursula Reikes. I used a focus fabric of ladybugs...if I can find a photo of it, I will post it over at my blog Finn. It is a great block for sure! She just called it a Pinwheel Block.

cher said...

by the way, instead of all the small squares- the block I referred to used a six inch center square....so you could feature a fabric or fussy cut something there.

Susan said...

I may try this for my next AmHero quilt. I have tons of HSTs from other projects. This could be the way to use them that I've been hoping to find!