Thursday, March 19, 2009

blocks for Lynn

So I finished my blocks for Lynn's month. since Lynn has been making all of these fabulous and complicated Dear Jane blocks, I decided to make blocks based on vintage patterns.

first, a tumbler block:
tumbler block for commo threads quilt bee

and because I had extra fabric, a version of a Kansas Dugout block. I debated about making a spiderweb, since I've had them on the brain, but I had a photo of a Kansas Dugout quilt in my pictures folder and decided to go with that. since I had a picture, but no pattern, I just eyeballed things and amended the design to make it sewable on the machine.
kansas dugout block for common threads quilt bee

ha, I just noticed that after a day of fiddling with different color layouts on this block, I sewed them in the wrong order. oh well, I like this too.

11 comments:

Lunden said...

Get out of town! These are so cute! Nice work.

Rebekah said...

very cool blocks! They totally remind me of Lynn...love how you made the colors sing together with these layouts!

turningturning said...

I LOVE that top block! It's so simple but contemporary in its way. Very beautiful work!

Frogdancer said...

I really like these blocks. Well done! I'm sure she'll love them.

jacquie said...

all these blocks are going to fit together so well. love both of them!

Lynn said...

Wow Jenny! Those are pretty fantastic. I LOVE them. The tumbler one is so cute I think my mouth dropped a little when I saw it! I'm especially excited for the kansas dugout one because I have baseball on the brain right now... We're leaving for the world baseball classic tomorrow!

capello said...

wow, really love the blocks!

One Shabby Chick said...

Wow - these are both so great. The tumbler's block is just amazing! And I love the Dugout block - I've never seen it before!

abcgirl said...

love them both. did you have to use a template to cut out the tumbler blocks or is there a "shortcut" method?

:)

erica said...

I love the tumbler! I would like to make a quilt with large ones.

jenny said...

I had a template for the tumbler block, but you wouldn't need one - just cut strips and then a consistent angle for the sides.