I am having so much fun with this quilt block! I am calling it The World's Coolest Quilt Block. On Saturday I made three of them in oranges and blacks for a Halloween table runner. I think I will make two more blocks for the size I want for my table. I could definitely stop at four blocks and make a square topper, but I have been enjoying the long traditional rectangular size on my dining table lately.
There were a couple of suggestions as to where this block originated, and it should not have surprised me, but one suggestion was that it is a Carrie Nelson design.
There it is on the cover of Moda's Mini Marvels book! The pattern Carrie designed for the book is way smaller than I wanted however, so I did the following:
I made four 6 1/2" log cabin blocks, sixteen 1 1/2 x 3" finished flying geese, and four 2" half square triangles for the center square. My block is 16 1/2" .
It would be super easy to enlarge or reduce the size of this block.
My other projects are stalled out at this point, but I have a pretty free schedule this week, so if I use my time well, I should make some progress!
Hope you all had a terrific weekend. I had a long chatty phone call with my son in Ireland, so that pretty much made my whole week. We plan to spend most of September with him, and we are all very excited about that. Did I tell you we will make a side trip to London and Paris? Ooh la la. I just can't wait to get back to those bookstores in London! Foyles, Daunt and Waterstones. The Triple Crown of bookstores. Last year my suitcase was nearly to overweight status with all the books I bought to take home. I plan to travel much lighter this year, so my back and my budget with both come out ahead.
We are booked for a Harry Potter Walking tour in London, so my husband and I have been binge watching all the Harry Potter movies this past week. We have made it through half of them. I have also read the books, but want to bone up on what we are going to be seeing when on the tour. Have any of you done it? What did you think? I can just see me trying to pitch myself through a brick wall at Platform 9 3/4, in an effort to board the train to Hogwarts.