Sunday, July 12, 2020

Multi-size blocks and block inserts...........


A friend and I were chatting yesterday about previous quilts I have made with multi-size blocks.  This Kaffe Collective one is from way back in 2013.  It is 2 layouts I tried and I sewed the one on the right.  I would like to do another Bear Paw quilt some day and maybe try a variation of the layout on the left.


In 2016 I experimented with different size batik triangles and made two quilt tops of my own original design.  There are 4 different size triangles in both of these.  I really enjoyed making them.

The batik one on the left was made in 2008 and used 2 sizes of crazy pieced blocks.  The batik one on the right uses 2 sizes of 16 patches with a large barely appearing block in the lower right.  The addition was a different kind of block but in the same colors.
This flannel quilt finished in 2015 has inserted New York Beauty blocks.  
And then there are the latest two made of Kaffe Collective fabrics.  The one on the right has a different style block inserted and the one on the left is multi-size of the same block.  I won't rule out making some tiny 4.5" blocks or 6" blocks of the Churn Dash.  Also 12" blocks could be fitted in if I go for all of the sizes.

Thanks Roxanne for prompting me to do this post.  I really didn't accomplish anything yesterday to photograph and a storm came through around 9 so I had my machine unplugged.

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9 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

So many beautiful quilts . . . I especially like the one with the NYB blocks inserted.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so many beautiful quilts they are always so inspiring

hetty said...

Beautiful quilts, Wanda! I especially like the flannel one.

Roxanne said...

I love seeing these all together. I like how you’ve done this in different ways over a long period of time. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the blue batik 16-patch—it’s a signature block for you and you keep stretching its creative boundaries. Batik triangles also really fun—it always makes me think of petit point.

JJM said...

I can't believe it but it looks like I may be able to leave a comment via my iPad ! It literally has been months that GOOGLE tells me I need a new browser ?... I have used my desk top computer off and on and no problem with that.

What wonderful display of quilts today. Your artistic, creative designing quilts is supreme no matter what year you designed them.
Thank you for the grand "show and tell"

JJM

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Those are beautiful! I have one unfinished project with different sized blocks - and it's fun to mix them up - ;))

Julierose said...

Just gorgeous multi-size quilts...having those bigger size blocks inserted really moves your eyes around the whole quilt so nicely.
Julierose

Kerry said...

Gorgeous! Although I have to admit that I love the bear paw the most. I just can't resist a big paw with little paws!

patty a. said...

Thanks for this post! Using different sizes in the same quilt really livens them up and your examples really show that. I think that I will be taking a cue from you and doing this myself. After I get the current 16-patch blocks made, I have another stack of strips that will yield a much bigger block. I was going to make 9 patch blocks, but now I am going to make some big 16 patch blocks and mix in the smaller 16 patch blocks.