I started the Buck-a-Block project at Omega's Quilt Shop near my home in Colorado Springs. Sadly, the shop closed before the project was complete. At the store closing sale, I bought enough of the fabric to complete the blocks, but not the setting kit. I had a setting pattern from the January/February 2007 Quiltmaker magazine, so I plugged the block into EQ7 and played around with some designs.
The main fabric is a Faye Burgos design for Marcus Brothers Textiles. If you look closely at the blue fabric, you can see there is a bit of green and a bit of gold in addition to the red and blue:
The red fabric is a classic from Robert Kaufman called "Fusions." It is still being printed, and it also comes in a matching green and matching gold. So I plugged gold and green into the EQ7 block and came up with this:
If the blocks are rotated, a secondary pinwheel pattern emerges:
I thought to make the quilt with just nine blocks. But when I realized I had enough of the blue fabric left to make the last three blocks, I went ahead and made them. I decided to make the leftover HSTs into Flying Geese and use them in the border:
I finished the top with just enough blue fabric to make Susie's Magic Binding. The quilt will finish at 46" X 58" -- a good lap sized quilt.
This is my 5th finish for 2013! Next up is the April Jelly Roll Party sample!
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