Brandis Street Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4

When we shifted into one of ten houses we have lived in I found a piece of very old lino lining the bottom of a drawer. It was at the point of falling to bits, so I put it in a plastic bag for safe keeping … I liked the look of the design even if it was beyond any use.

I eventually got most of our belongings unpacked, then made some time to play with the shapes in the design. The blocks, all 150 plus of them, have been on file for a couple of years, but i had never actually designed a quilt with them.

So yesterday, while the world was fooling around because it was the first day of April, I fooled around arranging blocks, and finding that I had to convert some of the block designs into quilting motifs to fill in some spaces.

I can’t decide if the first or the third is my favourite for today.

At least I didn’t keep the lino filed away anywhere one I had drawn the basic blocks, as by then it had pretty much started crumbling to dust.

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I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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4 Responses to Brandis Street Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4

  1. Laura says:

    The third one is my favorite design today, Judy! 🙂


  2. cindythequilter says:

    I love the first one the best today but the center of the second one is stunning!!!! Absolutely love this one!


    • Cindy,

      The original colours of the scrap of lino was green, and I chose some contrast colours originally to suit the age of the scrap. That was in part influenced by the aged carpet throughout the house, and the shapes have been stretched in all directions. My block designs do not bear a lot of resemblance to the lino, but I can still recognise where each shape originated in the design.

      Judy B


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