Friday, September 23, 2016

RSC16 week 39


I have had a lot of fun this week and reached a goal as well.
My 16-patch block in Rose was easy to make, with plenty of great scraps to use.  It did not even make a dent in the pile.  I was surprised to find just the right touches of gold for variety.

Meanwhile I received the next Modern HST Sampler block, which did not please me at all.  So I decided to substitute another 12-inch block.  I found a great source at PATCHWORK SQUARE, a collection of free block patterns.  It is well organized and I found the 12-inch blocks, all alphabetized with lovely fabric choices in the diagrams.  As I scrolled through them I liked Aunt Suckey's Choice, Blueberry Pie and a surprise, Folded Corners block, which I have seen on Pinterest with other names like Folded Box.  I've been thinking  about making it for months because of the wonderful 3-D effect.  The PDF instructions include three size versions and excellent diagrams.  
I have to give credit for my inspiration here to Julie in GA, who does these blocks so beautifully.

Since I am showing some of my vintage small quilts, here is just a simple potholder, most likely an orphan  block.  It is backed in green plaid, with thick batting and crudely quilted in the ditch.  Very serviceable, but I have it tacked up on my kitchen wall to enjoy daily.

That completes my September blocks except for the improv block.  I was so excited about doing the Folded Corners block that I put everything else aside until next week.

So I hope to see all of your lovely September goodies at Rainbow Scrap Challenge  and wish you all good health.

I'm linking up with
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at Oh, Scrap! at
Sew Cute Tuesday at


  1. What a pretty block. Love the colors you selected for it.

  2. Your Folded Corners block is great! It really does look 3 dimensional!

  3. That pumpkin potholder is so charming, and perfect for fall! Great job this month.

  4. Glad to hear that you had some quilty fun this week!!

  5. I love your pretty blocks! The folded corners block was a great substitute, and I do love the 16 patch. So simple and yet so pretty.

  6. Loving all the rosy pinks! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  7. Your Folded Box block is gorgeous. I like the 16 patch too. (I'm having trouble using gold with my reds. The blocks I've made with red scraps most recently have all been red and white!)

  8. Love your blocks! LOVE the pot holder, too. Good idea to turn orphan blocks into pot holders.