A friend of mine was talking about my designs at dinner a couple of weeks ago and she challenged me to take one block design and use it in several quilt designs. I’ve really appreciated it when other designers on qdad (Quilt Design a Day) have done this. The slide show above shows my designs for the week, the block in each one is the Santa Fe block.
According to Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, this block design was first printed in the Ladies Arts catalogue, Quilt Patterns: Patchwork and Applique, published in 1922. The seems complicated in that there are 77 pieces in it. However, it can be pieced using beginner/advanced beginner skills. Next week I’ll show you how to piece it to ensure accuracy.
In the mean time, I promised a giveaway today, and there will be one next Friday as well. Next week the giveaway will be the Traveling Stash Box #5, it had a little adventure on its way to me, involving mis-deliveries, confused possessions, etc. However, it is in my hands now and I have added some treasures to it. I will give it away next Friday, so please come back.
Today I will be giving away a jelly roll from Edyta Sitar’s new collection at Moda fabrics. The colors in this collection would be so pretty in the Santa Fe Block, in fact I will be using this collection in my tutorials for the block next week. To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below, I will choose a winner on Monday at 12:00 pm, Central time. I can only ship to addresses in the United States.