Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ready for February

Ha - remember how I was getting confused about the color changes in these blocks?

I finally finished it, but I'm relieved to know I wasn't the only one having a hard time!  It's a Jan Patek pattern from the winter 2011 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine, but Jan previewed the design and discussed it last year in her blog:  Jan Patek Quilts

As she said: "The piecing is easy - just triangle squares, squares and strips - but when you make the blocks, each corner churn part goes to a different churn. It can mess with your mind."

My experience exactly!! :)

Jan's name for the block and the quilt is "Lincoln's Platform."  Since my version is done in Valentine/love colors, I'm calling mine Mary Todd, in honor of Abraham Lincoln's beloved wife.

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4 comments:

Beth said...

It's beautiful!

Angie said...

It's fabulous, Jeanne! I love it but I'm afraid if you, a veteran quilter, had trouble, my little pea brain would REALLY make a mess of it. Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks but I think I better stick to 'traditional' with it. :D But oh my I do so love yours!!!

anne bebbington said...

I'm not surprised you were getting confused Jeanne - I surely would have - not a pattern to stitch on regardless whilst thinking of other things - but the end result is gorgeous - well done you for persevering

marian said...

Your MARY TODD quilt is simply adorable!!!