|Vintage Block QAL No. 3, "Beggar Block"|
|Charise's Beggar Block, from Charise Creates here|
This is the third block in Charise's Vintage Block Quilt Along, "Beggar Block," and Charise found the block in a circa 1929 Kansas City Star. You can find Charise's tutorial and pattern for a 12" block here, but my block finishes at 6" so I can mix it in with my sampler blocks from other sources. I love Charise's sweet vintage-inspired fabrics and her fussy-cut typographical fabrics, but I felt like playing with brighter, bolder colors for this block. The small size of the fabric patches made them perfect for that 2014 Kaffe Fassett Collection jelly roll that has been languishing off to the side in my studio for awhile now. The black center square with multicolored dots is a scrap from the second quilt I ever made, and the blue and green Kaffe Fassett prints are also in my pineapple log cabin quilt. I kind of like it when every quilt is connected to other quilts.
|What I MEANT to do -- the other orange goes in the top right corner|
I'm not sure I love how this block came out, though. To be honest, I had it laid out differently but when I pieced the rows together, somehow the center row came out upside down so I ended up with two orange "bows" together and two blue "bows" together. I didn't realize this until AFTER I had starched and pressed the finished block, unplugged the iron, and turned off the sewing machines.
|See? Center row is flipped, so two oranges adjacent|
Whatever. At the moment I don't feel like taking it apart, and so it stays. Here is the wall full of completed 6" sampler blocks:
|Assorted 6" Sampler Blocks|
Perhaps tomorrow will be the day I get started on that skirt...