Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Night (Virtual) Sew In

I have this quilt pattern idea–a "fill in the blocks" setting that would allow you to add your choice of 8-inch blocks.

The 24 blocks you add in the open spaces could be orphans, lotto blocks won or even ... a sampler quilt made by adding 2 each of a dozen blocks.

This quilt, constructed from 8-inch blocks with two borders would measure 68 by 96 inches.  I have been thinking about it as The Three Bears, because it comes in three sizes, Papa Bear (add 36 blocks), Mama Bear (this one) and Baby Bear (add 12 blocks).

What do you think?  Is it an idea worth pursuing?

14 comments:

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I think if you have some orphan blocks try the baby bear size and if it is good keep going to make it bigger for mamma or pappa bear. Very cool way to make a very nice top out of orphans!!!

joe tulips said...

Yes. I've got 12 16 inch blocks that I need to turn into a quilt. So baby bear would still make a nice size quilt. This has given me ideas to ponder.

Kathryn said...

I like your setting blocks. I think it would something I can use.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes - this is a great idea and especially because of the three sizes (and what a SUPER name).

Farm Quilter said...

I think you have a fabulous idea and a great quilt in the making!!! I definitely could use this to make quilts using my sample blocks and other orphans!

Terri said...

I love the birds going every which way. You could leave the plain blocks plain and do some special quilting there. Great idea.
Hugs

Lynne Stucke said...

Absolutely!!! Its a fabulous setting!!!!! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Definitely pursue this! I was instantly attracted to the concept.

Christa said...

Yes, an idea was pursuing. It takes me so long to make anything that I really don't like to part with orphan blocks. Each one seems to have a little part of me in it. Thanks for sharing!!!

Nann said...

Yes!

Lace Faerie said...

This is another great Idea!

teacherspn said...

I really like this idea. You could fill in the blank spaces with pre-printed blocks, or embroidered blocks, or orphan blocks

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