Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 7: Indian Hatchet - aka the cheese can't always stand alone

Sometimes, as I browse through the modern quilt blocks group on flickr, I'll feel kinda bleh towards some of the blocks. Does that make me a bad quilter? I don't care. I've said it. It's out there.

Some blocks just aren't all that dramatic when you make them by themselves. Maybe you're on the receiving end of a packet with a "boring" block, and you wonder what the hay your swap mate was thinking when they picked out the block for that month. Then a few months/years later, you see the finished project and realize that all those simple blocks were put together in one quilt, they turned out to be fairly stupendous together after all.

Indian Hatchet string block

This? Is one of those blocks. It doesn't look like much by itself, but a whole quilt full of string blocks or selvage blocks like this would be a-mazing!! Who's going to be the first one to crank out a whole quilt full of these puppies?

My inspiration for this block came directly from here and indirectly from here

5 comments:

  1. I love this - "what the hay your swap mate was thinking", hehe. You made me giggle tonight. And the cheese stands alone.... :) I'm easily amused. :)

    Cool block!

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  2. I',m with you - I just don't get some of the 'modern' blocks and designs. Maybe it's the heritage quilting background in me or that I grew up and living in Windham country. These new quilters really should take a look at block base and some history of quilting - even lessons in quilting, design, and piecing. Of, late I have seen an awful lot of pattern errors that have to be 'figured' out, so someone can complete a project - and not get totally turned off by it.

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  3. Well block were nicely used in the quilt. But you could have made it even more better by adding some more light colors. I would surely wish to see some more quilt work of yours.

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  5. Well blocks were nicely used in the quilt. But you could have made it even more better by adding some more light colors. I would surely wish to see some more quilt work of yours.

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