Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cobblestones

Cobblestones
Quilt of Valor
61 x 68 inches
Two or three months ago, Marilyn asked if I wanted to swap bricks (3.5 x 6.5 inch) to make Bonnie Hunter's pattern, Bricks and Stepping Stones, so I began cutting my scraps into bricks.

We swapped two weeks ago, and I think I got the better end of the deal. Marilyn made the black and white four-patch units before I got there, so that saved time. I didn't take my sewing machine to Denver, so we worked on Marilyn's quilt top and got all the blocks made and on the design wall. I came home with a lot of bricks AND stepping stones. My nephew's wife, Maria was also given enough bricks and stepping stones (four-patch units) to make a quilt. Obviously, Marilyn and I had an abundance of scraps. I bet that surprises you, right?

At home, I began sewing the bricks and stepping stones together, and then sewed those elements together in units of three to form a 9.5 inch unfinished block.

Missouri Star Quilt Company has a video of a similar quilt that is made with 4.5 X 10 inch bricks, called Four-Patch Frenzy.

Cobblestones is Quilt of Valor #67


10 comments:

  1. That is such a great scrap quilt. I've made one but seeing this one makes me want to do another one. I used deep navy and yellow 4 patches. I really like the black and white ones.

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  2. I just LOVE this design and have a pile of bricks just waiting for such a good idea. Mine are all "kid" prints but I think the black and white 4-patches would still work.

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  3. That quilt has been at the top of my "New Quilts to Make" list for some time. I'm trying to stay focused on UFOs, but your post today is tempting me. Yours is just wonderful and what fun way to add variety to your fabrics. It'll surely become a treasure to the serviceman or woman who receives it.

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  4. Beautiful! That would be perfect over the fireplace.

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  5. Cool.. The Tour de France stages had lots of cobblestones in them yesterday. I LOVE yours

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  6. It is lovely Nancy, the brownish border adds to the lovely texture of the body of the quilt. It really solidifies that cobblestone feeling.

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  7. So cheerful! It must be fun playing with all the color strips to find just the one you like best!

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  8. I like that pattern. Very nice! The colors worked out really well for this one!

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  9. Very nice! Looks like a tricky pattern.

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