Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Another UFO

Today I'll share another one of my UFO's. This one has no problem or challenge associated with it - it's just a UFO I've not gotten to yet.

This was a 4" block exchange with the same group of online friends that did the fall Around the Block. One of our group members has worked on 4" exchange blocks at two of the retreats that she got in a couple different swaps. We liked hers so well we wanted to do a similar exchange so we'd have little blocks to play with too. I just need to figure out what to do with mine. You can tell I did the tiny green star blocks because there is more than one of them.. I like how my friend Robin used hers as block centers for the large double sawtooth star blocks. I'm hoping to do something similar by finding a different block with a 4" square in the middle of it.


The Calico Cat said...

I love the tiny blocks set in the stars.... That is clever!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I've always loved mini-quilts inside a bigger block like that! Yours will look so cute. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Pam said...

Those are really cute blocks. I've never done one like that with the block inside the block.

It have been very cold up here that last few days as well. Any snow yet? I think there might be snow in the forecast here as well - I hope it doesn't snow when I have to work because I have no choice but to drive in the stuff!

Laura said...

I like the star setting also, plus it will make the quilt grow faster. Please continue to share your progress!

Kairle said...

Great star setting!

We're getting the snow here in UT that you sent down from the Pacific Northwest. Thanks...we love it!

tami said...

I love the little blocks inside the stars. Be sure and show it when it's complete. I can't wait to see what it looks like.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Thanks for the great idea - I have never thought about "growing" small blocks by putting them inside a bigger block! I like the photo of your friend Robin's quilt in progress and look forward to seeing what you do with yours!



Finn said...

Hi Patti, isn't it amazing how wide the variety of UFO that keep emerging from all of our closets??? Such fun to see them tho. I like your little swap blocks, altho they would present a challege to me..what to do with them?? I'm sure you'll come up with something wonderful

Linda_J said...

Patti, I remember years ago seeing 6 quilts made from a small block exchange at a Quilts Across America quilt show in Indianapolis. One of the quilts was made by a sister of one of my guild members in central IL who was along on the bus trip. Come to think of it, I may even have pictures of them in my vast piles of quilt pictures.

Two of the quilts were featured in Fons and Porter's book "Quick Quilts from the Heart" if you or your guild have that book in your library. One used a diagonal chain block (a nine patch that has four patches in the four corners and a large plain square) as an alternating block and the other shows the block on point with scrappy red and blues that fit country theme. Oh, I see the book said the quilts were made in 91--my, that has been a while ago.

I like them as star centers in the Morning Star, Evening Star set. Scrappy Hour glass blocks look neat between blocks like this too--makes it look like you did square in a square. I think Finn has one like that on the Quilt Maverick ring, if memory serves.