I Made A Little Lovely!


I am so excited to be a guest designer this month for Susan Emory of  Swirly Girl Design. Each month Susan asks someone to create a block for her Little Lovely project. This month it’s me (squeal!) and here’s my block…

Little Lovely Louise

I named it Louise after my grandmother. It’s not all that difficult to construct, it’s just half square triangles. If you are afraid of them, not to worry. I walk you through the easy method of sew-big-and-trim-to-size.  I find this method is easiest for me because the units will all come out the perfect size.  No stretching of the bias edges or cutting odd 7/8″measurements.

 

After creating the block I discovered a cool secondary design. I am currently writing this from a hotel room with sketchy wifi and without my big computer, I really wish I could show you that here today…sigh…its first on my to-do list when I get home on Sunday. It’s a sad state of affairs when I can’t do what I want in the hotel…or should have done before I left home…

UPDATE:

I’m back home and can now properly finish this post!!!

When I put several of the blocks together I saw some secondary designs. Here is what several blocks look like together:

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Can you see the extra pinwheels? Here they are in orange:


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There are some diamonds in there too. Here they are in yellow:

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And if I change the half pinwheels on the edge to orange too…

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We have now eliminated all the background color and added some yellow and orange. Isn’t it cool how some color changes make it a completely different quilt? Here is the block with all the background eliminated:

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Head on over to Susan’s website so you can get the full instructions for the block. I will also be offering up a gift to a lucky quilter so when you’re over at Susan’s leave a comment and get your name in the running for the prize of a 6.5″ ruler, a seam guide and a couple of fun pins. You can also check out the other Little Lovelies too, there’s some great patterns!

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Thank you for letting me guest design for you Susan. If I ever get the chance to collaborate with you again I promise to follow the rules and not be so lame…

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “I Made A Little Lovely!”

  1. I hope this is the right place to leave my comment for a chance to win some goodies!! 🙂 My favorite vacation spot would be anywhere I could get some great pictures of the Northern Lights. As a kid growing up in NY state, we could see them occasionally, and they\’ve always fascinated me. Alaska, Finland, Greenland…anyplace I could see some spectacular auroras. I\’ve had a quilt in mind for these pictures for years – now I just need some decent pictures! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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