Friday, February 24, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 34 Dream Weaver


Welcome to week 34 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.


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Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)

This weeks guest is Monica Solorio Snow, our favourite jovial quilter of the living dead - The Happy Zombie. Monica has put the groove back into a traditional block using Moda's Half Moon Modern. Aptly named, 'Funky Wrench - Nuts and Bolts'.

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Dream Weaver
The old cane laundry basket makes its daily journey from the laundry to the hills hoist. The cane is unravelling due to wear and the hot, unrelenting sun seeps through the holes.

Cutting
  •  1 - 1 1/2"strip x WOF Pink. Cut into 12 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
  • 4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" black rectangles
  • 4 - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" black squares
  • 2 - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" dark blue squares
  • 2 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" dark pink rectangles
  • 11 - light 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares
  • 11 - medium 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares
Assembly
  • Using the diagram below, layout the pieces
  • Sew the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares together
  • Sew pieces to complete rows
  • Sew rows together
 Let's Play
The Block





Try a confetti look by using multicoloured 1 1/2" squares and replacing some of the solid pink 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles with white.



I hope you have enjoyed this weeks block. 

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***

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