Saturday, March 29, 2008

Drafting a block



Ever since my good friend S made my son a taggie blanket as a baby shower gift I have adapted the idea and make mini quilt taggies to give as shower gifts. I have two showers coming up in the next couple of weeks so I decided it was time to get a start on the gifts. The babies are boys so I didn't get to have as much fun with the pretty fabrics but I am pleased with how the quilt block for the front side turned out.

I found this block today on the crazy mom quilts blog. There were not construction instructions so I decided to draft it myself. Let me tell you this is not a beginner block! There are a heck of alot of quarter square triangles to deal with. I must have unsewn a half a dozen seams before I got it together. The taggie for the second shower this month will be identical to the first. I put minkie on the backside so it will be nice and soft. All the fabric and trims for this will come out of my stash.

2 comments:

:) AZ AMPMMom said...

I like the pattern and I envy your patience to figure out the block! I would have so given up!!!

SuzyQSparkles said...

Very sharp little pattern.

Did you consider doing it with Y seams? There would be eight star pieces (four of each color) and four background pieces... it would create more consistent pieces and fewer quarter square triangles.

I don't know if I've ever seen this block before... does it have a name?