Silver Lining and Alternate Block #2

Presenting the second quilt in this series, Silver Lining with Alternate Block 2. It’s a simple variation on the shoo fly block.

I’m not going to be changing the colors used in these quilts because I wanted to see what the differences are without also changing the fabrics. I think we have all seen a quilt pattern made in very different fabrics and it’s sometimes hard to believe it’s the same quilt.

Block size 12″ finished

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If anyone is interested I hope to have block directions available in 2 to 3 weeks for all 31 blocks as a PDF download from my website.

Stay safe, stay home, and quilt!

Pat

Silver Lining and Alternate Block #1

I’m sharing a quilt design with you today with hopes that it might make your day a little brighter, even if only for a moment.

Why? Because I realized how much fun it is for me to go back over the thousands (yes I do mean thousands) of quilt design images I have created on the computer over the last 25 years. And if it makes me smile, maybe it will also brighten someone else’s day.

Also I believe in paying attention to and following nudges from the universe. When I was looking over this quilt design I counted up the variations I had made using the main block and different alternate blocks.  There were 30 variations that I had already selected as my favorites from a design session last May.  What a coincidence, there are usually 30 or 31 days in a month, perfect for a series of Facebook posts! I’m also posting this as a blog post because I know some people do not like to use Facebook.

So my plan is to post these on a daily basis.

I’m naming the main block Silver Lining  and I’m just going to refer to the alternate blocks with a number. So this first design is Silver Lining and Alternate Block 1.

Silver Lining Block

Silver Lining with Name

Block size 12″ finished

And this is the Alternate Block #1

Alt block 1 with copyright info at 4 inches

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I’m also curious as to:

  1. What size you would make this quilt in?
  2. What fabric/color choices would you consider?

Happy Quilting!

Pat

Steamer Trunk Treasure Quilt and the Sawtooth Star Block

I’ve just uploaded to YouTube a video on my Steamer Trunk Treasure quilt.  This is a quilt I designed several years ago to showcase a collection of fabrics I designed for Windham Fabrics.  The fabrics have sold out long ago but this quilt design is timeless!  Here is the link to the video https://youtu.be/yLkkv9czLFw

Steamer Trunk Treasure Quilt USE THIS

This video has step by step instructions for making the Sawtooth Star block.

Sawtooth Star block

Including very detailed information on making the Flying Geese units and mastering connecting corners!

Flying Geese magnifying glass

I’m having fun playing with and learning what my video editing software can do.  And where did I go to learn how to use this magnifying glass effect?  YouTube of  course!

The Steamer Trunk Treasure quilt pattern is available for purchase from my website.

Please feel free to share the video link with any of your friends and quilting groups that you belong to.

https://youtu.be/yLkkv9czLFw

Thank you,
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #36 – Minnie

Here is block number #36 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Minnie

36 Minnie

Block #36 Minnie, uses the Bottom Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Light Flying Geese

Bottom Light Unit

Minnie uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B* – four 5″ squares of dark or medium fabrics
C* – four 5″ squares of background (light)
D – two 5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal
E – four 2 1/4″ squares  background

*Note: If you have already made Block #35 Mickey, then you have leftover units and do not need fabrics B & C, you can skip Step 1 and continue on to Step 2.

1. Sew B and C together into Half Square Triangle units that unfinished measure 5″ following the instructions here .

2. Using the Half Square Triangles from Step 1 and triangles from D follow the instructions here to make combination units.

36 Minnie

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #35 – Mickey

Here is block number #35 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Mickey

35 Mickey

Block #35 Mickey, uses the Top Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Light Flying Geese

Top Light unit

Mickey uses:
A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – four 5″ squares of dark or medium fabrics
C – four 5″ squares of background (light)
D – two 5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal
E – four 2 1/4″ squares  background

1. Sew B and C together into Half Square Triangle units that unfinished measure 5″ following the instructions here

2. Using the Half Square Triangles from step 1 and triangles from D follow the instructions here to make combination units.

You can use either four right sided units or four left sided units to make the combination units. I am using four left sided units in this pinwheel center and will use the leftover right sided units in the Block #36

35 Mickey

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #34 – Lancelot

Here is block number #34 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Lancelot

34 Lancelot

For those of you that were wondering whom I was going to pair up with Block #33 Guinevere, the wait is over! It was a tough decision but I finally decided on Lancelot over King Arthur.

Block #34 Lancelot, uses the Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Bottom Dark unit

Lancelot uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – four  5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal – I used one half in this block and the other half in block #33
C – four 2 1/2″ squares cut from one 5″ square
D – four 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pieces of background (light)
E – one 2 1/2″ square background
F – four 2 1/4″ squares

After completing the center portion of this block square it up to 8 1/2″ before adding the Deli Geese Units.

34 Lancelot

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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You are not allowed to mass produce this information.

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Deli Geese Project – Block #33 – Guinevere

Here is block number #33 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Guinevere

33 Guinevere

Block #33 Guinevere, uses the Top Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Top Unit Dark

Guinevere uses:
A – four Top Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – four  5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal – I used one half in this block and the other half in block #34
C – four 2 1/2″ squares cut from one 5″ square
D – four 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pieces of background (light)
E – one 2 1/2″ square background
F – four 2 1/4″ squares

After completing the center portion of this block square it up to 8 1/2″ before adding the Deli Geese Units.

33 GuinevereThis block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #32 – Fall Back

Here is block number #32 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Fall Back

32 Fall Back

If I were to make this block and #31 again I would definitely use a darker fabric for the main fabric in the nine patch center.  I was trying to limit myself to just working with the fabrics in the charm pack but I can see I won’t be getting the contrast I like if I do that.

Block #32   uses the Bottom Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Light Flying Geese

Bottom Light Unit

Fall Back uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – two 5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal
C – 2 3/8″ squares, 4 that are dark or medium and 5 that are light (background)
D – 2 1/4″ squares  background

After sewing the corner triangles to the nine patch square up to 8 1/2″.

32 Fall Back

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #31 – Spring Forward

Here is block number #31 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Spring Forward

31 Spring Forward

How many forgot it was daylight savings time today and we needed to move our clocks ahead?  I sure did, and I’m thankful for my cell phone and my computer that do it automatically.  This of course brought to mind immediately the phrase that reminds us which way the clocks need to go, “Spring Forward and Fall Back”.  I believe that’s a “Twosome”, and yes I am naming the next block Fall Back.

Block #31 Spring Forward, uses the Top Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Light Flying Geese

Top Light unit

Spring Forward uses:
A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – two 5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal
C – 2 3/8″ squares, 4 that are dark or medium and 5 that are light (background)
D – 2 1/4″ squares  background
After sewing the corner triangles to the nine patch square up to 8 1/2″.

31 Spring Forward

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #30 – Sundance Kid

Here is block number #30 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Sundance Kid

30 Sundance Kid

It has been years since I watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid staring Robert Redford and Paul Newman.  This might be one to add to my list of movies to see again.

Block #30 Sundance Kid, uses the Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Bottom Dark unit

Sundance Kid uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – one  4 1/2″ square background (light)
C – four 2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles
D – four 2 1/2″ squares
E – four 2 1/4″ squares

30 Sundance Kid

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Email: pat@patspeth.com
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