I must like this pattern, as I've made this several times. I have a whole lot of blocks from teaching it a dozen times last year! Now to put them together.
I have fixed the links to the pattern. Many thanks to those who alerted me!
Here is my first one:
Then I received a bundle of fabrics from Red Rooster and made this one:
Then I made some sample blocks for my recent workshops. I used some of my precious shwe shwe cloth from my Africa days 40 years ago. Yikes! What took me so long to cut into these?
And I had just a handful of the reds:
I love shot cottons mixed with Kaffe Fassett prints and I made these this morning (yes, I get up early). What do you think?
First, realize that there are NO TEMPLATES. You are only working with two sizes of squares and a magical way with your rotary cutter!
And some lavender:
Putting them all together:
The blocks are 9" and the quilts as shown above are 58" x 58". I think I'll piece until I run out of fabric (silly girl! When will THAT ever happen?)
You can find the pattern for my Gretchen Quilt
at my Etsy store. This is a real scrap buster, too!
I have an idea now for a quilt using white for negative space on this and bright “girly” prints for the rest.. a cute baby quilt. Now to convince the parents!ReplyDelete
So glad this inspired you, Judy! Yes, having good contrast with the solids/white makes for an attractive quilt. Good luck!Delete
Good Morning Debby! This block reminds me of a Hunter's Star block. I love it in your African prints - and what are you saving that fabric for??!! Thanks for the inspiration. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Hi, Roseanne. Yes, sort of like a Hunter’s Star, only this is the vintage Gretchen block from July 1932, Kansas City Star.Delete
And, yes, good question: what was I hoarding that fabric for anyway? So glad I made those blocks. I have enough for a lap sized quilt.
Thanks for stopping by!
Great block... just tried to link to the pattern and it comes up as an invalid address on my Mac.ReplyDelete
Hi, Bonnie. I'm a Mac user, too (no other will do!). I just tried the link and it works. Check it out again and then be sure and let me know if it doesn't work: https://www.etsy.com/listing/680158754/the-gretchen-quilt?ref=listing_published_alertDelete
The link to your Etsy shop did not work for me either. I use a PC. However, I copied the link you gave in your answer to Bonnie and that worked.ReplyDelete