this post, my friend Louise visited last weekend and she brought a few of her quilting books for me to enjoy looking at in between piecing my plaid blocks and while chatting up a storm!
One of her books was Thimbleberries "Big Book of Quilt Blocks" by Lynette Jensen. There are a ton of block patterns in this book and in all the years I have been quilting, I don't think I've ever made anything from Thimbleberries...some people will think that is a terrible oversight I'm sure :)
I decided to pick one 12" block pattern from this book to make for my 2010 Saturday Sampler quilt, and eventually settled on "Painted Daisy". Here are the 65 pieces that I cut to start out with.
My favorite parts of this block are the fussy cut corner blocks, which took me forever to settle on (the previous 6 fabrics I auditioned for the corners were rejected), and the plain centre square that I spiced up by more adding connecting corners. I will never admit how many hours went into the fabric selection, cutting, and sewing of this block, and then changing my mind, re-cutting and re-sewing!! Never mind that some of you would have made entire quilt tops given the same amount of time!
Designer: Lynette Jensen
Pattern: Big Book of Quilt Blocks