Saturday, July 01, 2006

Depression Block

Haven't posted any sewing lately but I have been working on a depression block quilt. This is my test block - I have nearly cut out enough HSTs for setting the blocks 4 X 5, just need to cut a few more dark ones. Then I'll jumble them all up and see what comes out - nice and scrappy, just the way I like it. I'm hoping to get some sewing done on it this weekend.

11 comments:

Lois R. said...

I'm anxious to see how this progresses, as I have been thinking of doing a depression block quilt one of these days. Love the scrappiness of it.

anne bebbington said...

Fiona - I recognise that sand spotted fabric at the front - I bought an end of bolt in that at Malvern and have a UFO in sands and light blues for a friend somewhere up in the loft in a box from our house move last September - one of the ones I must get out once I've finished this ostrich

Judy said...

Looks like you are all ready to get moving!!

Screen Door said...

Cool Block!!!Lot's of work cutting the fabric... can't wait to see to be the outcome. Did you just pick out fabrics from your stash or are the scraps from other projects?
Have agood weekend..
Melanie

Finn said...

Oh Fiona, I love that block!! And yours is so nicely light and dark!

I came across that block one day browsing on Quilters Cache(I'm mostly a work from a block pattern person) and just had to make it.
I showed it on my blog a few months back...LOL..got Joanne at ROcking on the Porch all stirred up and she went and made a whole quilt..right then!!! I'm just doing it as a "pick at" project. I make up a few squares of HST's inbetween other stuff, get them sized and then have good sew making up two or 3 blocks at a time.
You triangles look wonderful. Nice to have all the cutting done. That's the part that hard on my back and legs, altho I'm learning to cut sitting on a stool. Can hardly wait to see you quilt top!! *VBS*

KCQuilter said...

Your placement of lights and darks is wonderful in your depression block! Love it.

kim said...

The fabric is great! I love scrapy quilts!
Did you decide to cut up that cute little dress? I know the feeling, regarding some of my daughters clothes. I always wonder if it's worth cutting.
Enjoy your sewing weekend!

anne bebbington said...

Fiona - I don't know how you can say what you did on my blog about feeling incompetent :o) - I could no more get a block like your depression one to look any bit right than fly - points to match, bias edges to stitch straight - aaaaargghh I can feel a twitch coming over me right here and now ;c) Good job we're not all the same - We'd end up with a world full of log cabins and not much else!

Katie said...

Humm, I do believe I have this pattern started somewhere. I wonder where. Yours is looking great. Be sure to post the quilt when finished.

Holly said...

The depression block is the nicest once I've seen out there. I can't wait to see the whole top when pieced - do post. Scrappy is my favorite :)

The Calico Cat said...

Nice block! I love those scrappy blocks where all you worry with is value.