F2F More January Blocks

After hearing that “Miss May” was in hospice care, we switched her to January and got her blocks made post haste. In addition, Kate, one of the co-leaders assembled a virtual quilt and Sue, the other, will assemble the tangible quilt and bind it after her son has quilted it.

Of course one of my blocks was Sunny Lanes since I have decided to make it each month in each colorway.

Sunny Lanes

Sunny Lanes 12 1/2 x 12 1/2

This block is the closest to the original coloring presented in Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia that I have made. Her schematic shows stripes where I have medium solids. But this is the four fabric arrangement. Although I had a variety of teal prints, they just didn’t play well together. Scrappy is nice, but so is the original plan. And the stars are not so dominant as the photo makes them–White on cream fabric really attracts the light.

My other two blocks are Ohio Star and Jacob’s Ladder.

Ohio Star

Ohio Star went together smoothly; however, Jacob’s Ladder had a mishap.

I know how it happened. I’d pressed the bottom row seams the wrong way for easy piecing. Instead of repressing, I turned it so the pressing was right. Geometry never being my strong suit, I didn’t realize it was not reversible. It amazes me that I walked by it and looked at it umpteen times between finishing it and finishing the others and never saw the mistake. ¬†Luckily it was on the top, so that when I went to package them the next morning, it glared at me, and I had time to fix it.

I just may play with making a quilt from a block with the top pair like the left hand bottom pair–it could work.








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4 responses to “F2F More January Blocks

  1. dezertsuz

    Well, I like both versions, and no doubt there’s a name for the other one, too. I bet someone else has done that same thing!

  2. dezertsuz

    I’m visualizing what four of those would look like – could be an interesting secondary pattern, especially if flipped so that all the “wrong” hst are touching in the middle. Well, have some fun with it!

  3. I love it when accidents start you off on a ‘what if…’ path!

  4. Cher

    the same design thought as dezertsuz mentioned also occurred to me…great you could fix it and I certainly have done that a time or two myself. Your blocks all look fabulous. I enjoyed seeing the virtual quilt as well…a sad reason but it will bring much comfort to the quilter who receives it.

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