Need a pieced block with a center square

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by moniqu » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 00:27:21



Silly me.  I've thunk up another project.  I found 12 gorgeous cross
stitch designs that all finish to the same square size.  I want to
"frame" them into quilt blocks for a smallish quilt.  What's your
favorite quilt block that has a square center?

The designs are the bouquets at:
http://www.silversites.net/cedarhill.html

So far, my favorite blocks are King David's crown:
http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

and the lilies album block (which could be made with a once-piece center:
http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

Anyone have another good idea?

Monique in TX who absolutely does not NEED another project!!!

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Anne in C » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 01:31:36


How about Alex Anderson's Star Bellies from her Keep Quilting book?
https://alexandersonquilts.com/cart/product.php?prod_id=19&cat_id=2&P...

Anne in CA
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Quote:

> Silly me.  I've thunk up another project.  I found 12 gorgeous cross
> stitch designs that all finish to the same square size.  I want to
> "frame" them into quilt blocks for a smallish quilt.  What's your
> favorite quilt block that has a square center?

> The designs are the bouquets at:
> http://www.silversites.net/cedarhill.html

> So far, my favorite blocks are King David's crown:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> and the lilies album block (which could be made with a once-piece center:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> Anyone have another good idea?

> Monique in TX who absolutely does not NEED another project!!!


 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by quilting_yvo.. » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 02:59:25


Those blocks are so pretty that I'd just do an attic window block with
wide sashes so that the centers get all the attention.

Yvonne
=====

Yvonne Stuchell


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Wife/food_scientist/quilter/mom/nurse/cheerleader/housekeeper/gardener/home
remodeler/every role that life demands from us

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Susan Torren » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 06:54:32


I use cross stitch in my quilts quite regularly.  Since the embroidered
blocks are so beautiful, don't overshadow them with a complex block.  You
can make them into a simple block, then use a complex sashing between the
blocks.  Attic windows or just a simple border with corner squares......

Quote:
> Silly me.  I've thunk up another project.  I found 12 gorgeous cross
> stitch designs that all finish to the same square size.  I want to "frame"
> them into quilt blocks for a smallish quilt.  What's your favorite quilt
> block that has a square center?

> The designs are the bouquets at:
> http://www.silversites.net/cedarhill.html

> So far, my favorite blocks are King David's crown:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> and the lilies album block (which could be made with a once-piece center:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> Anyone have another good idea?

> Monique in TX who absolutely does not NEED another project!!!

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by melind » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:17:50


Quote:

> Those blocks are so pretty that I'd just do an attic window block with
> wide sashes so that the centers get all the attention.
> Yvonne
> =====
> Yvonne Stuchell

> http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Village/8540
> Wife/food_scientist/quilter/mom/nurse/cheerleader/housekeeper/gardener/home
> remodeler/every role that life demands from us

That's what I did for DS's floor cushion
http://melinda-mullen.fotopic.net/c801123.html
There be pictures!

--
Melinda
<http://cust.idl.com.au/athol>

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Tia Mar » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 23:10:15


   The suggestions so far are great -- attic windows or simple sashing
with corner blocks.  You might also consider using the needlework
designs as the center for a snowball block or perhaps setting them on
point.
    If you've never put needlework into a quilt, you need to know that
it is a bit different to work with than a regular woven cotton fabric.
It has a lot more "wriggle" than cotton does.  When I use needlework
pieces in a quilt, I always put iron on backing on it to keep it a bit
more stable.  CiaoMeow >^;;^<
 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Pati Coo » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 04:00:28


How about ribbon stars?  simple and would lead the eye around to the blocks.

Pati, in Phx

Quote:

> Silly me.  I've thunk up another project.  I found 12 gorgeous cross
> stitch designs that all finish to the same square size.  I want to
> "frame" them into quilt blocks for a smallish quilt.  What's your
> favorite quilt block that has a square center?

> The designs are the bouquets at:
> http://www.silversites.net/cedarhill.html

> So far, my favorite blocks are King David's crown:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> and the lilies album block (which could be made with a once-piece center:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> Anyone have another good idea?

> Monique in TX who absolutely does not NEED another project!!!

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Pat in Virgini » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 08:00:04


I like a block called the Cypress. The center is large, and the
pieced edges will 'frame' your lively embroidery. It is not in
Quilter's Cache, but I have found it in a few books. Maybe you
can google for it.
PAT
Quote:

> Silly me.  I've thunk up another project.  I found 12 gorgeous cross
> stitch designs that all finish to the same square size.  I want to
> "frame" them into quilt blocks for a smallish quilt.  What's your
> favorite quilt block that has a square center?

> The designs are the bouquets at:
> http://www.silversites.net/cedarhill.html

> So far, my favorite blocks are King David's crown:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> and the lilies album block (which could be made with a once-piece center:
> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

> Anyone have another good idea?

> Monique in TX who absolutely does not NEED another project!!!

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Robert » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 20:54:52


Quote:

> I like a block called the Cypress. The center is large, and the pieced
> edges will 'frame' your lively embroidery. It is not in Quilter's Cache,
> but I have found it in a few books. Maybe you can google for it.
> PAT

Is this it?
http://blockcentral.com/cypress.shtml

Roberta (in VA)

Quote:

>> Silly me.  I've thunk up another project.  I found 12 gorgeous cross
>> stitch designs that all finish to the same square size.  I want to
>> "frame" them into quilt blocks for a smallish quilt.  What's your
>> favorite quilt block that has a square center?

>> The designs are the bouquets at:
>> http://www.silversites.net/cedarhill.html

>> So far, my favorite blocks are King David's crown:
>> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

>> and the lilies album block (which could be made with a once-piece center:
>> http://www.nvo.com/hearthside/nss-folder/quiltpicturesjr/kdc.jpg

>> Anyone have another good idea?

>> Monique in TX who absolutely does not NEED another project!!!

 
 
 

Need a pieced block with a center square

Post by Pat in Virgini » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 00:52:14


Roberta: Thanks, that is a nice block but not the one have in
mind. I really like "The Cypress" block that is in 'Around the
Block with Judy Hopkins.'
PAT in VA/USA
Quote:


>> I like a block called the Cypress. The center is large, and the pieced
>> edges will 'frame' your lively embroidery. It is not in Quilter's
>> Cache, but I have found it in a few books. Maybe you can google for it.
>> PAT

> Is this it?
> http://blockcentral.com/cypress.shtml