Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Parts for 36 patch blocks.............


I needed to find some more light Marcia Derse fabrics for the 36 patch blocks.  The top 3 are from her palette line of almost solids.  The one that looks like a line plaid is a lighter beige print than it looks like here.







I worked  on the 36 patch blocks yesterday.  None of them are sewn together yet.  They are pieced rows, either a single row or a double row depending on whether I was sewing individual squares or strip piecing.  They are taking a lot longer to make trying to make the block interesting instead of all the same 2 fabrics in a block.  I'm sure I'll move the rows around more as I make more strips of 6 squares.

Outside time was spent cutting down a roaming Gooseberry bush that has come over from my neighbor's property.  They have wicked thorns.  I remember as a child that my mother sent my brother and me out with a bowl to pick Gooseberries.  I'm wondering now it if was punishment for something.  I'm cutting all of the branches into little pieces that go into a box that will be burned.  

10 comments:

Julierose said...

Those 36 patch blocks do take a lot of time--especially sewing sq by sq. But they are really pretty...hugs, Julierose

Sally Langston Warren said...

I am really enjoying your play with the Gridlock layout and the use of the Marcia Derse fabrics. So beautiful! The combinations you come up with are, well, exuberant!

patty a. said...

The mixed fabric 36 patch blocks just make this quilt!

sue said...

I'm continually amazed with the quilts you put together!

Marnie Haines said...

Just a few days before your birthday you are once again creating wonder and awe. Magnificent!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...these blocks are so beautiful. I love watching them unfold. Feels like they are each telling a different story. Terre

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes yes yes to the variable 36 patch blocks. I am planning the same kind of approach.

Mystic Quilter said...

Gridlock is growing beautifully and you've come up with a great selection of 36 patch blocks so far. I agree the mix of fabrics is so much more interesting that the two fabric setting.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

This is looking so good! You must have quite stash of those MD fabrics!

Cathi said...

Making those blocks more interesting by adding fabrics to them is what takes it up a notch and does make it more fun to look at!