Monday, July 21, 2014

Think Snow!

Continued high temperatures have me visualizing snow in my hot, un-airconditioned studio.

Think Snow!

Snowflakes have 6-sides, unlike these blocks, which is why I called my pattern for them the more generic term,  Spokes.  You can download my pattern from the free quilt block patterns page, if you're interested.

Whatever you call them, I was thinking of them as snowflakes on my wall today. 

Some of these blocks are for the Block Lotto, some are the red monochrome blocks for the rainbow scraps Mod-Mod throw, the gray-on-white ones are my start on 14 spokes blocks for my large mod-mod quilt and two, with scrappy red backgrounds, I made on a whim.  They've been added to those tomato-red left-overs on the design wall ... 

Spokes blocks with scrappy red backgrounds.
The scrappy blocks are easy to make–the only tricky part is matching the background fabrics which are added to the diagonal spokes to the squares in the 4-patch background.


Spokes Block with Scrappy Background

10 comments:

Judy in Michigan said...

Love those 'Spokes' - they add a smile to every quilt!!

Julierose said...

It is funny how we think "snow" in the hottest summer days--these are so cute. you did a great job on the background matchings...hugs, Julierose

Bonnie said...

Snow sounds good in the middle of a hot summer but not so much come January. Your spokes are great. And, I love red. Great things to see today.

Linda in Calif. said...

I never think snow in July - too busy with summer activities. But yesterday we were watching a tv show about Alaska and my daughter said it made her feel cooler just watching it. So there you go - your thinking about snow is on the right track. Love the blocks!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

What a fun project. They look great.

Candace said...

Love your blocks!

Cathy said...

Hmmmm...I am thinking snow...maybe a bunch of different snowmen fabrics as the background to a bunch of different white spokes might make a "cool" quilt.

Thanks for all your Block Lotto patterns and ideas you freely share.

Hot here too and whole house has no a/c but does have some nice country breezes blow through once in a while.

Carol E. said...

You had a more liberated version of this several years ago, which I won. I recently (finally) finished that quilt. I'll send you a photo.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I feel cooler already!

desertskyquilts said...

I always forget that places like Santa Fe don't generally have a/c so on those really hot days that come around inevitably, it's miserable! With the humidity here, I've been thinking a lot about winter not looking so bad, too!

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