Welcome to day 5 of our 100 Blocks, Volume 4 blog tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing the different designer’s blogs throughout the week. We certainly have a lot of talented designers in this issue.
A little bit about my block—I’ve always had a fascination with lighthouses. I’ve designed a quilt with different lighthouses and visit and photograph them whenever I get a chance. I decided I wanted to make a lighthouse for my block in 100 Blocks, Volume 4 and doodled around on graph paper. That’s usually how I start my designs. I played around with different placements for the lighthouse but decided I liked seeing just a part of it on one side. That left the rest of the block open. It needed some water on the bottom, so I added the triangle-squares to look like waves. A star is always good, so I sewed a small Friendship Star for the corner. I sewed it together with those elements, but it looked weird with a big empty spot in the center.
It needed something else. So I took it apart (not my favorite thing to do) and filled the hole with a sailboat.
What do you think? The sailboat seemed to complete the block, and I liked it much better.
I think it would make a nice little wall quilt. Here’s an idea with some strips and stars.
The sides are 1 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ strips from each of a red, white and blue fabric. The stars in the corners are the same as the star in the block.
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