Sometimes one thing just leads to another. You are in the middle of making a quilt. And throughout that process, your thoughts lead you to develop a new idea.
These blocks may seem identical to the blocks I made previously. At that time, I shared a tutorial for the Kansas Dugout block and for my easy method of sewing Y seams. My blocks actually have sides that are longer than the traditional Kansas Dugout block.
In the tutorial post, I showed how my use of a directional print limited my layout to the following setting.
|Standard block layout|
I explained that I preferred the look of the on point setting, shown below, how it is more appealing and reflects the alternate name for this block - The Lattice Block.
|The Lattice block|
I ended that post with a picture of the Susannah, noting that I had always admired this quilt block and felt that it would make a gorgeous quilt.
Well, that did get me thinking. And as I completed the Fruity O's quilt, which was revealed in this post, my mind was working away on that Susannah block.
Turn her on point...
|Susannah on point|
Add an adjoining block...
Then remove the block lines.....
|Remove the block lines and you have Oh Suz-Anna!|
And you have this.... Oh, Suz-Anna!
Step one in writing your own patterns: Come up with a new design.
Step two would be to plan out how to make that design.
|Oh, Suz-Anna! in progress on the design wall|
At least I think this is a new design. Please let me know if you have seen this somewhere before!
I will be sharing a tutorial and my progress later this week. Let me know if you would be interested in making an Oh, Suz-Anna of your own!
Keep On Quilting On!
And Happy Mother's Day!