Thursday, August 20, 2015

Almost Anvil




I finished this flimsy last month. I don't know what the block is called, or even if it is an "official" block. I had seen a photo on Pinterest and just wanted to make it. I'd been saving black-on-white FQs for a while, and used them for backgrounds. A huge piece of chicken wire made the lattice. The fabrics for the blocks are Kaffe Collective, hand-dyes, and batiks. When I was putting it together, I made a mistake in calculation for the horizontal strips and discovered this after I cut them. I was chagrinned because I didn't have enough chicken wire to recut the strips. Fortunately, Joe was on hand and suggested the ascending lattice squares and that was enough to make up the difference and add an unexpected bit of interest to the quilt.



11 comments:

floribunda said...

it might be a Rocky Mountain Puzzle block...

Betsy said...

guess your better keep him.

Janet O. said...

Does appear rather anvil-ish, doesn't it?
Very clever fix, Joe!

Amy said...

I am attracted to anvil blocks, and yours is a beautiful take on it. Love Joe's "make do"suggestion, and it does add a delightful pop. Is this flimsy an intentional piece, or will it be saved for the right owner?

Amy said...

I am attracted to anvil blocks, and yours is a beautiful take on it. Love Joe's "make do"suggestion, and it does add a delightful pop. Is this flimsy an intentional piece, or will it be saved for the right owner?

Amy said...

I am attracted to anvil blocks, and yours is a beautiful take on it. Love Joe's "make do"suggestion, and it does add a delightful pop. Is this flimsy an intentional piece, or will it be saved for the right owner?

Synthia said...

What a smart husband you have!!! Looks great.

Barbara Anne said...

Applause!! This is a wonderful, colorful, and charming quilt and all the more so due to those dark cornerstones in the sashing. Good thought Joe! Good placement Nancy!

Hugs!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I really like it! Kudos to Joe for such a clever suggestion. Well done to both of you!!!

julieQ said...

OH I like it so much!! Great idea...the cornerstone idea is perfect!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very clever solution... these guys in the sewing room are handy to have around. The quilt is terrific, I love the block; you did a lovely job getting this together!