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…
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…
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:
Can you see the extra pinwheels? Here they are in orange:
There are some diamonds in there too. Here they are in yellow:
And if I change the half pinwheels on the edge to orange too…
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:
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!
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!”
I love HST\’s. I like to use Triangulations to make mine.
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!!