Sunday, February 12, 2017

Quilter's Block a Day Calendar: Week 7 and FREE Pattern

Week 7. Are you still with me? Today is February 12, Abraham Lincoln's birthday. He lived in the White House and today's block is The White House Steps. Though, I did use an upcoming fabric line from Windham called Storybook Americana for this. It features George Washington chopping down that infamous cherry tree. George didn't live in the White House, because it wasn't built yet. Can you see the image in the light blue fabric in the center?

George Washington chopping down that cherry tree
So, where is my block? I upsized the 11" block in the calendar to a whopping 22" and added borders. I only had these pieces remaining, so that's why they are different.

White House Steps, 22" block
Now, let's see Patricia's blocks!
February 12: White House Steps
February 12: White House Steps, 11"

February 13: Four Hearts
February 13: Four Hearts, 10"
February 14: Heart Wreath
February 14: Heart Wreath, 10"
February 15: King's Crown
February 15: King's Crown, 16"
I have made several quilts using this fabulous block. As you can see in my samples below, changing out the fabrics in those corner squares can create a secondary design. This was a class I taught in Atlanta many years ago using Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

King's Crown Quilt
And here's another that I did for Quilt Magazine:
King's Crown using an Asian collection
And the pattern for a FREE King's Crown quilt from my Block a Day Calendar CD (no longer published, so I own the rights again). Here is the digital image:

King's Crown Quilt: 64" x 80"
February 16: Lone Pine Tree
February 16: Lone Pine Tree, 6"
February 17: Red Cross
February 17: Red Cross, 10"
February 18: Jacob's Ladder
February 18: Jacob's Ladder, 8"
See you next week!

11 comments:

  1. I love looking at Patricia's blocks. Not only am I amazed that she made them all but I am so impressed with the staging. I have the calendar...love it...it sits right by my computer. I ooh and aah over the blocks but have never made a single one!

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    1. OK, Joanne! It's time to make just one, right? How about that King's Crown? Pretty easy and a big 15"!

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  2. Love the blocks but not making as I am so busy with UFOs. Really like the Feb 17 one. Its my birthday as well

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    1. We all have UFOs. That's how I know you're a quilter. And Happy Birthday on the 17th!

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  3. This is giving me so many ideas each Sunday. Thank you, and thank you for the pattern. Curious if you are going to self-publish the calendar again. Before long, there will be a lot of new quilters without it!

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    1. Hi, Susan. You read my mind! All rights revert back to me and I have been working on republishing the calendar in CD format. I created every single file on the original CD which has all 366 blocks in TWO sizes and 12 quilt patterns (King's Crown is one of them). It's a fabulous version of the print calendar. More on that soon.

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  4. P. S. I made Ruins of Jericho last week for a swap block, and it is great!

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  5. I just love receiving your weekly email (well, every day) with updates of Patricia's finished blocks. She has done such a fabulous job. You both inspire me!

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  6. Hello Debby! Along with all of the other wonderful comments, I also love receiving each and every one of the calendar quilt blocks. Both of the White House Steps are wonderful, then the Wreath of Hearts caught my attention. I will have to make one. Oh how exciting to republish all of these great projects once again. I am giving you lots of encouragement! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I was just researching the cherry tree fabric. I have a 1930s quilt with the original print! It's not blue, it's white with brown hatching in the background with the same images as the new fabric.

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  8. I was just researching the cherry tree fabric. I have a 1930s quilt with the original print! It's not blue, it's white with brown hatching in the background with the same images as the new fabric.

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