A couple of nights ago I was having an email conversations with my blog friend, Sally. We were reminiscing about one of our all-time favorite quilt books, The It's OK If You Sit On My Quilt Book by Mary Ellen Hopkins. When I worked on a project in Woodland Hills, CA (a long time ago) was was able to visit her fun quilt shop in Santa Monica and that's where I picked up my copy of the book.
This book is one of those that reminds us that there is nothing new under the sun. All of these modern quilt books that present ways to simplify quilt blocks and to use strips are really just new versions of the same techniques that we learned is some of these old classic quilt books.
For today's projects I decided to take a trip back through this classic book and use some her tips for arranging and coloring blocks.
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Today's block is the classic Old Maid's Puzzle.
Today I am playing around primarily with coloring and orientation of the blocks just to show what can be done with a few color changes. This layout has the alternate block rotated. The next one is a straight set.
This is the first version colored with the greens and purples.
Now I started playing with changing the color of a couple of patches in the blocks.
Then I changed the coloring in alternating blocks.
Then I set the blocks on point.
Now I have a Native Americal blanket design! I love this.
That's a lot of variety from one simple block.