Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Quilt Blocks

So we had another fun quilting class (thanks Annie and Margaret!) and worked on those tricksy little "quarter square triangles" (or hourglass units)
quarter square triangles

as well as a "square within a square" which you can see in this Union Square Block
union square block

And then there was the homework!

Ohio Star or Twin Star when it uses those flashy little four color quarter squares
Ohio Star

Whirligig - with a combo half square and two quarter squares

Handy Andy - with a wee little Ohio Star in the center!
Handy Andy

Windmill - half squares and combo half with two quarters (pretty)

and my fave - Snail's Tail or Monkey Wrench in which we start with a little 4 patch square, and just keep spiraling out with bigger and bigger "square within a square" - using different colors opposite to create curves out of straight lines.
Snail's Tail

Cool, huh!

In other news, the handspun fractal stripe sweater continues to grow (slowly but surely)
fractal stripe sweater continues

and I learn (re-learn, I played a little about 40 years ago) to play Grandpa's banjo
Grandpa's banjo

more about that later.