Saturday, June 1, 2013

Who's Your Neighbor?

This doesn't look like much of a quilt block.  But, join a few together and the pattern emerges.  This wasn't the placement I originally planned - a mistake in my sample block took me in a different direction.  Each of the units at left have nine combinations, so you have to know 'who's your neighbor'?  This isn't a quilt to work on while enjoying a glass of wine, but it's not really hard to keep straight.  I'm over halfway done constructing the top.  I've decided to do the original plan (inspired by an antique quilt from the Arkansas book posted about here) for the back with hst's finishing at 2.5".  The top hst's finish at 2".  I'm lovin' the chrome yellow!

Thanks to evening hours, I visited Thistle Bee Quilt Shoppe (featured in Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2011) in Goldsboro, NC - a great diversion from work.  The shop is almost totally repro's and has great samples.  Following are a few pics -




13 comments:

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful scrappy blocks - love the fabrics you have chosen - the greenish squares tie it all together nicely! Would love to visit that shop - everything looks so tempting.
Hilda

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful block--and I think I would like to camp a while in that quilt shop!!

Kathie said...

LOVE this block design wow, its going to be a great quilt , can't wait to see it finished.
Lucky you finding a quilt shop like that, wish it was close to me.
Kathie

Barb said...

great scrappy block. I've never seen this pattern before.
What a great looking shop - howfun

Dawn said...

What a great quilt! Well worth delaying a glass of wine now and then ;-)
The shop looks fabulous - how rare to find a shop so plentiful in Repros.

Linda in NC said...

Great quilt! I love all the scrappiness anchored with the yellow. Totally yummy!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Such a terrific scrap block.
I've never seen this pattern - your quilt is going to look fabulous!

anglars said...

I am wondering about the pattern at the top of the page - your intro block. I have never seen the feathered pinwheel type design. I absolutely love the entire picture. Do you have a pattern? If so where and how much?? Thank you.

Taryn said...

Thanks for cluing me in to a repro shop in a mid-atlantic state! I had to look up Goldsboro but I will definitely try to get there sometime. I started a hand pieced project very similar to yours. A friend has an exquisite antique baby quilt in a similar pattern. My pieces are about 7/8" so who knows when I'll finish. Thanks for the warning about the wine. I'll lay off it when hand piecing my repro of the crib quilt.

Janet said...

I love the block and how it plays with the nieghbours. It's going to be a fantastic quilt.

Vicki said...

'Anglars' doesn't have a listed email, so I'm answering the blog header question here. The applique quilt in the header was on display at the 2010 Chicago Quilt Show. I'm not aware of a pattern for this quilt.

Sandy said...

Wow, all those little triangles... !
I just finished making a bunch of them myself, so I know how tedious that can be. Do you have any secrets?

I look forward to seeing more of your quilt as it progresses, as its going to be a stunner.

cindyann said...

I love the quilt you're using for the banner on your blog. Where can I see the original pic??