Monday, March 5, 2012

Color Pools

More fun with Pancake blocks! Check out the March/April 2012 issue of McCall's Quilting for another variation of the Pancake block (also shown on the cover of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine below). All fabrics in this springtime runner are batiks purchased at Hancock's of Paducah--batting used in this runner is my favorite--Warm & Natural needled cotton. This block has unlimited possibilities for design variations by piecing blocks before sewing into circular "pancakes". Enlarge blocks for full quilts to speed the process of making large projects.

Please note: the star effect design on this block is not pieced as a star. In this design, strips of fabric are sewn to the center square--the star effect is produced when the circular flaps are sewn down. The pattern is not as complicated as it appears, so take a closer look at the McCall's issue to see how easy it can be to sew this complicated looking design.