I posted this quilt in my group of veterans quilts Monday and it seems to be winning some popularity contest. I don't know why in my quilt club made the quilt but it really is a pretty one.
My Mom loved the quilt when she first saw it and took photos to draft the block. Several other people commented that they liked it too. So yesterday I spent a little time in EQ to draft up the block.
I couldn't find this exact block in EQ or Blockbase but I found a block called Propeller in Blockbase that's close so we'll go with that name. It's an uneven 9-patch and this particular quilt is made with 12" blocks so that's what I went with to get the cutting directions. I'm only giving you the cutting instructions, I know you already know how to piece it.
Patch A - Cut 5 5/8 squares and then once on the diagonal for the half square triangles. You need 2 squares (4 HSTs) for each color
Patch B - 3" x 2 3/4" - 4 patches
Patch C - 3" square - 2 patches
Patch D - 3" x 8" - 1 patch
The quilt above with 4 blocks by 5 blocks finishes at 48" x 60". That's the size that we make our veterans quilts per the hospital guidelines. It's a size that doesn't get hung up in the bed rails but still covers the patient. It's also a great size for the chemo department to keep patients warm while receiving treatment.
While I was in EQ I worked up a couple of color options.
This is kind of boring but would be spiced up if all of the turquoise patches were scrappy.
This is better than the all-turquoise version. This version uses 1 3/4 of the tan, 1 1/8 of the blue and 7/8 of lime.
Of course I had to do a totally fussy version and I have to say that all the fussy placement required for this version isn't worth the effort. I still like the original one best.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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