Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sleuthing a Block

There's a block I found on Pinterest that's haunted me for a long time.

At least a year.

It was published in a magazine in 2012,
along with the tutorial.

I've searched for the magazine on Ebay with no luck,
so I finally pulled out some scraps and tried to dissect the block to make my own.

Here's the block as it's found on Pinterest:

I just love the look when the white right angles meet up as they sit next to another block!

I figured this would make a cool quilt using scraps.
I've got plenty of them!

As the block went into beta mode, I came up with this:

It was OK, but not the same dimensions as the Pinterest original,
so back to the cutting board I went.

I made the white strips wider and the colored strips narrower.

My next prototype came out perfect:

I felt like Sheldon Cooper on the Big Bang Theory!
I broke the code!

I'm not exactly sure what I'll do now that I've figured it out.

It will stay in the back on my mind and on my to-do list,
but it will definitely be used soon!

*Day 29 of 31 Days of Blogging Challenge


  1. Way to go! I am impressed! I am looking forward to seeing an entire quilt made with this block. What a great job you are doing on the 31 day challenge!

  2. Oh but half the fun is doing the math for blocks and trying to figure out an easier way to make them. I'm wondering if it might be a Fons/Porter pattern which they usually make a "Quilting Quickly" you tube?